The visual language of Boston based artist , Joshua Jefferson, can be defined as a fearless exploration in which process and experiment prevail. For this edition with Case Studyo, Jefferson returned to subject matter that is frequently features in his body of work: the human head. ‘She’s French’ constitutes as an iconic human profile that feels both familiar and alienating at the same time. Assembled from multiple layers of colored wood, the edition crosses the boundaries between different forms of art; it is both a painting and a collage in the form of a sculptural work. The deconstructed features of the head are filled with Jefferson’s signature brush strokes that are seemingly effortless and meticulous at the same time. Both sides of the edition feature different color palettes to give each side of the head its own facial expression.
In the artists words: “She’s French was part of a body of work where I made my own brush. I combined three four inch brushes to create a 12 inch brush. I wanted to explore my own language. And by making this brush it helped me see the delineation of my process. This gave me the ability to approach even large-scale works in a way that is wholly immediate. The result is paintings whose content is inextricably linked to the simplicity of their making.”
Layered wood sculpture
Different colorway on each side
Edition of 20 + 4 AP
Sized 28 cm. high
Custom made screen printed box
Signed & numbered certificate of authenticity