Jessica Simorte

Region: West


City / State: Spring, TX

This work is part of an ongoing examination of how art-making can serve as a mode of place making within the framework of abstraction. Through painting I construct ambiguous environments that investigate the significance of topophilia, or the cultural connection to place.

I intend for the work to transparently prioritize formal investigation and process, the outcomes indicative of environments that are intangible and peculiar. These works are produced with an introverted inclination on a modest scale and maintain a belief in abstraction’s ability to function on a self-referential level, while remaining mindful of a viewer’s emotional and intellectual experiences.

By looking at interiors through the filter of material physicality, the work ultimately focuses on drawing and painting as a means of navigating physical and intangible places that mirrors the emotional complexity held in day-to-day experience.