Jessica Brilli: paintings from another era
Jessica Brilli‘s current project, titled “Slideshow”, is a collection of paintings inspired by slides found at yard sales and in basements in New York and Massachusetts.
Jessica sees the project as a way to give new life to images that were almost lost forever in a collaboration of sorts with the original photographer.
Jessica’s ongoing series called “Static” engages viewers with objects from another era: Kodak cameras, transistor radios and manual typewriters. Painting in a style that combines American realism with Appropriation Art, she brings a contemporary eye to technologies from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.
Before beginning a new work, she scours flea markets and antique shops, looking for everyday objects that excite her imagination. “I’ve experimented with various subjects,” she says, “but I always enjoy evoking the beauty in everyday scenes and objects.”
Jessica earned her BFA in painting at the University of Rhode Island, where she studied with acclaimed artists Robert Dilworth, William Klenk and Barbara Pagh. She won the Jack Richeson Award at the West Hartford Art League’s CT+6, juried and curated by Susan Cross.
Images courtesy of Jessica Brilli