Who am I? Who are you? What does my life mean? Why am I alive? - these complex questions are explored in Jen Mann‘s new series of works entitled Q&A; a collection of visual metaphors exploring identity, existence, relationships, life and death.
Exhibiting at the Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto later this month, each image is an exploration into existence, often expressed through a pun or play on words, in a visual narrative, that draws on popular culture as a form of communicating complex thoughts in an informal way. Mann looks deeply at identity and relationships, and how we understand others through understanding ourselves.
A Toronto-based figurative painter, Jenn received a B.F.A from Ontario College of Art and Design. Mann’s paintings deal mainly with themes of identity and relationships. Mann has exhibited in numerous shows across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Mann is a recent recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant for the Ontario Arts Council. Here is some of her beautiful work. Discover more at her website.