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by Jeremy Willis

2013

Size: 24 x 30 Inches

Material: Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

$1,800

Description

Part of a new series called, Talk Paintings.

"The mouth is the central source of linguistic communication and is also associated with romantic conveyance. Our mouths are used to kiss and to speak. I painted these images by layering images of different phrases being articulated. I used diverse paint handling strategies in each layer to create a sense of the disconnect between what is spoken and what is visually articulated by the mouth as we speak. When depicted in a 2 dimensional format like painting, we are denied the sonic component of speech, so the mouth becomes an objectified zone of frustrated desire and frustrated communication. The mouth is often used in the language of advertising and media. These paintings intentionally subvert and make new this familiar pop cultural trope to call into question the objectification of this central point of language and desire."
- Jeremy Willis
Jeremy Willis
About Jeremy Willis
Born in New Orleans, Jeremy’s academy style training led him to create his very first oil painting at the age of 12. At age 16, Jeremy was obsessed with Manet and Caravaggio. He received his MFA at The University of Massachusetts Amherst and his MFA from Hunter College where he has also served as an adjunct painting professor. Jeremy has shown his work in numerous group shows and has had solo shows at Misc., Allegra LaViola, DuMois galleries. 
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