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ÖNature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
Edward Munch

Jennifer Kleinsteuber
Original Artwork

"Women with Attitude" Series

 

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Biography

Jennifer Kleinsteuber was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1968 and moved to British Columbia in 1972. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr Institute (Vancouver, BC, Canada) in May 2003. Her work focuses mainly on portrait and figurative painting that navigates a psycho-socio-sexual aspect.

Kleinsteuber is becoming well known for her portraits in which she uses photo-transfer techniques and bright, solid colours. The subject matter of Kleinsteuber's paintings take on a form that is both confrontational and seductive. These portraits are sexy and unapologetic. "I want to push the edges and blur the lines of what society deems as acceptable and tolerable. My personal focus these days seems to be about exploring sexuality, that of my own and that of others. Hense, it becomes a focus that translates into my art practice. I'd like to harness the wandering eye and dare the viewer to examine their biases and to promote the enjoyment of looking. Looking is complicated of course, but it should be pleasureable. And art is.... afterall, about looking."

 

Artistís Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT
A graduate from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Jennifer Kleinsteuber has ambitious goals of establishing herself as a successful artist within a five year time frame.

Kleinsteuber is becoming well known for her portraits in which she uses a photo-transfer technique and bright, solid colours. Her portraits are compellingly seductive. These subjects pose for themselves and for the viewer with a confrontational gaze that is just as powerful as the works themselves. They appear to be completely aware of our voyeuristic presence. The subjects unabashed look has transformed the gaze into a mirror that reflects this presence, our fantasies, our prejudices of beauty and sexuality back unto us: we are caught looking at the subject.

"I want the people I paint, to be able to explore their own fantasies without restricting their position. There is no shame in being sexy. The careful and self conscious viewer has become so hyper-aware of the enjoyment of "looking" and "seeing", that it has been lost or replaced by analysis. I'd like to be able to harness this wandering eye and dare people to examine their biases, encourage them to think about the image's construction and ultimately promote the enjoyment of voyeuristic fantasy play.

Looking is still complicated, but it can be pleasurable.

Visualize this work being shown in a singular space and imagine people entering a room where they are surrounded by penetrating stares, self-assured seductresses, and post-punk nymphs. The shear multitude of portraits intensifies this transaction of looking, while ultimately challenging the imaging of fantasy and representation. They embrace their subjectivity and their potential fetishization; empowered by their right to present their vulnerability, their independence and their sexuality.
 

 

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