Featured Artist ||| Jodee Knowles (Sydney, AUS)
Jodee Knowles lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Her work is heavily based on the human condition and the emotional state of mind that makes or breaks a happy existence. Her portraits are a reflection of one’s memories and expectations, in which the concept of an intoxicating other is celebrated or hated.
Jodee’s characters attempt to awaken forgotten memories and desired longings. By thematically dealing with the feeling of being torn between addiction and satisfaction, between excess and boredom, she attempts to confuse her viewer’s senses and breach space, time and feeling. The works portray her own existence, where extreme experiences, fear and obsession collide.
Jodee describes herself as always hungry for emotional familiarity and addicted to the chaotic environment of them. Each work represents and displays her connection with individuals who are involved in her life emotionally, and whose existence causes her to constantly question her own.
Jodee is currently working on illustrations for a children’s Halloween book which is scheduled to be released in 2013. She is also prepping for her latest solo show entitled “Irreplaceable Essence”, which is based on the idea that no two people sharing the same memory of the same moment. The exact date will be announced later in the year. To see more of Jodee Knowles’ work and to follow her latest news visit her website.