The Wonderful Race by Jennifer Pochinski

ENCORE of The Pink Show at Castelli Art Space: “The Wonderful Race” by Jennifer Pochinski

“The Wonderful Race”
The Pink Show at Castelli Art Space
November 30 – December 3, 2017
5428 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90016

–Jennifer Pochinski
Painting for me is a mysterious process. I can never put into words what I am trying to achieve. I don’t know and I don’t want to know. I go by a feeling where I let go completely and allow the paint to speak. I have to allow somewhere inside my brain to dictate what my arm is doing. I figure out what doesn’t work nine times out of ten. Scraping off paint has become a part of my process. But it allows the freedom to always be in the moment. It is not a willy-nilly act of putting paint on the canvas… some truth must arise. However, the paradox is that it feels arbitrary when I am doing it. My family moved to Hawaii when I was 11 years old. I remember falling in love with this place that was so new.  I wanted to learn the slang and the games of the neighborhood kids. Haole is the Hawaiian word for white person or literally foreigner. For some reason I felt oddly comfortable with this term and spent subsequent years being a Haole in other parts of the world. I have spent extended periods in Germany, London, Greece and even the East Coast, and now California. Living in a foreign country means emptying yourself and being open and listening to others. I spent a lot of time observing.  I have recently begun to think that all that listening has made its way into painting. It has created a silence within me and I want to fill it with paint. I love the paint itself. Its sensuousness has developed into a personal language. I want to allow it to speak.  My work is largely figurative. I feel I am now a bystander to this internal world.

The PINK show artists include:
Aron Wiesenfeld
Ashley Wood
Andrea Bogdan
Bill Barminski
Bradford J. Salamon
Chris Reccardi
David Lipson
David Buckingham
Dave Cooper
David Sharpe
Escoto + Carrara
Gig Depio
Glenn Barr
Gordon Smedt
Jenniffer Pochinski
John Brosio
Jorge Pinzón Casasbuenas
Loic Zimmermann
Mark English
Michael Flechtner
Noah Becker
Pablo Llana
Pat Riot
Rafael Serrano
Robert Soffian
Sean Cheetham
Seonna Hong
Shepard Fairey
Steven Skollar
William Wray
Wyatt Mills

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