Jessica Hess


It Finds You, 2011, oil on canvas, 42 x 54 in.

Demolition Day, 2010, oil on canvas, 36 x 26 in.

Exhibit A, oil on canvas, 66 x 66 in.

What Do Your Heroes Look Like?, 2011, oil on canvas, 42 x 54 in.

Bayview II, 2011, oil on canvas, 24 x 44 in.

Providence Pieces, 2011, oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

Mission Alley, 2011, oil on canvas, 26 x 36 in.

Warholian Elvis Remix, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in.

Artist Satement

Rather than elegance or grandeur, my focus lies in structure, simplicity, and decay. In practice I work with photographs, which serve as both a reference and a starting point. My work develops from an accumulation of images and impressions of urban, industrial, and abandoned architecture. All street art evidences creative traffic and the time invested by others on my otherwise lonely subjects, adding color and excitement to otherwise dull locations. In reworking and transforming these locations my paintings further this collaboration of time, structure, and surface.

Jessica Hess’ Website

Jessica Hess at White Walls Gallery