Artist Jennifer Kiernan
Jennifer Kiernan (1951, UK/USA)is a multi-dimensional artist American born in London, and today lives and works in Cologne, Germany and San Francisco.Kiernan studied Art at Brighton School of Art, Sussex, England, St. Martin's School of Art, London and did post-graduate study at the Slade School of Art, London. Her art encompasses a wide range of materials wood, canvas, printed cloth and paper. The colours are intense and the shapes fluid and sinuous as to invite touch. Jennifer uses a personal language of signs, symbols and metaphors.The artist combines plant, animal and human forms in varying degrees of abstraction. These elements and symbols together with lyrical colour and powerful composition interweave to produce work with a visual message that is both profoundly personal and yet universal in its appeal. Through Jennifer Kiernan's colourful objects there pulses the dynamic of a serene worldly-wisdom. The palm and cactus forms are used as a symbol of survival personal and universal, which reflect how the human and animal spirit to survive and adapt throughout continuous and endless change. Her wooden sculptures and wall pieces incorporate intriguing painted surfaces of human figures, animal and plant forms. Although figurative, Jennifer Kiernan forms are characterized by proportional exaggerations, which add an essential aspect to the strength of her work.Travels through Polynesia, Australia, the Caribbean, Turkey, North African and Europe have inspired Jennifer Kiernan vibrant works.