Jill Ricci

Float, mixed media on canvas, 40 x 40 in.

Pokerface, mixed media on wood, 24 in. diameter

Untitled ( Miami ), mixed media on panel, 12 x 12 in.

Tribal, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 in.

Reach, mixed media on board, 48 x 48 in.

Bounce, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 in.

Devoted, mixed media on wood, 24 in. diameter

Focus, mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 in.

Artist Statement

One of the most arresting visuals for me is an old wall layered with papers, graffiti and text- our modern hieroglyphics. I try to re-create this beauty in my work, the layers of time and decay are what interest me. I hope that the person viewing my work will linger, trying to discover hidden imagery and text and depending on their life experience, find their own meaning or interpretation.

Found images and objects function as signifiers of both individual and collective experience. By incorporating materials that are linked to the realities of daily life, I strive to establish an immediate identification between the viewer and the work of art. I am exploring the place between “high art” and popular culture, text and image, figuration and abstraction, past and present , and two and three-dimensional space.

I begin working without a final vision in mind: I use collected materials and allow pattern, texture, color and structure to emerge organically. In this current body of work, I want the pieces to evoke an old wall in Morocco, a Renaissance Church, a NYC subway wall and Malibu Barbie all simultaneously existing on one canvas.

Jill Ricci’s Website

Jill Ricci at Parlour Gallery

Jill Ricci at Gallery Orange

Jill Ricci on Artsy Forager

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