Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 10 x 10 inchesArtist Bio: Jennifer Lefort is a Canadian artist. Known for her unique and layered approach to abstraction, the artist was shortlisted for the prestigious Contemporary Art Prize from the Musée national des beaux arts du Québec in 2018. She was the recipient of the Artwork of the Year Award by the Québec arts council in 2016. That same year the artists was an invited artist in residence in Los Angeles, awarded through the Canada Council. In recent years the artist has been expanding her practice into the realm of public art. Her work has been exhibited in Europe and North America and is featured in several prominent collections, both public and private.
Artist Statement: I’m interested the possibility of offering the viewer a place for speculation, freedom, contemplation, and projection. A strong a leader in my creative process is colour. It acts as a non-linguistic system of communication. Colour holds meaning in our relationship to each other and to our world. Colour holds the key to entire collections of psychological spaces. It can transport us in a way that words can’t clearly describe. There is great mystery and wonder in how colour can delimit, yet also remove boundaries from objects and shapes. It’s role as a boundary bender is fundamental in why I make art, and how I explore the infinite potential of abstract space