Artist Turns Ordinary Materials Into a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Colors

Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark uses ordinary materials – paper, wood, metal, and paint to create multi-colored artwork that looks like portals to another dimension, giving you visual interpretations of ideas such as evolution, infinity, and sacred geometries.

Stark’s hypnotic works often resemble organic, molecular, or cloud-like structures. The vibrant colors are inspired by nature; “the attractant/repellent properties of flowers encouraging pollination or insects warning birds of their poisonous traits, and the luminous mystery of phosphorescent sea creatures.”

In her latest solo exhibition, titled Dimensionality, Stark accentuates the dimensions of her work by transforming 2D objects into 3D ones. Squared, a wall art piece by Stark is composed of thirty-five square sheets of powder-coated aluminum. Each sheet has a different color with a concentric square fold that pops outside the frame.

Her other piece called Ethereal Vortex features generative projection animations using Lightform, a device that projects augmented reality. The waves strobe and pulsate, creating an illusion of something motionless coming to life.

The show runs through July 19, 2019 at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City.