oil on canvas
48 X 48
Inventory ID: #3356
About Jennifer Nehrbass
Jennifer Nehrbass is a painter living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born in West Bend, Wisconsin in 1970. She received her B.S. in Art and Textile Design from the University of Wisconsin, a MA in Painting from New York University, and a MFA in painting from the University of New Mexico. She spent 10 years working as a Design Director at Ralph Lauren before pursuing her art career. Her work is represented by Brunnhofer Gallery in Linz, Austria, Julie Nester Gallery in Park City, and Visions West in Denver. Her work is in in many private collections in the United States as well as Europe. Her work was added into the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base at the Brooklyn Museum.
Nerhbass’ paintings focus on style as a sublime element of tension within beauty. Thematically they evoke modern dilemmas of what it means to see and be seen in a manner that is simultaneously ancient and contemporary. Ambiguity, realism and fantasy play atmospherically in a narrative moment akin to magic realism.
Her paintings speak to forbidden thoughts and desires and suggest that somethings that is denied to the viewer. What the paintings yield is an intimacy of time and place that meanders through rich details and nuanced perplexity- bafflement being necessary to the experience of viewing as is delicate reasoning.