RAFA JENN & JASON THIELKE: "LINE OF THOUGHT"

Line of Thought - Rafa Jenn and Jason Thielke

About Rafa Jenn
Rafa Jenn’s emergence into the subculture-contemporary art scene begins with “You Know What I Mean”– a geometrical rendition of the Mona Lisa that spread ubiquitously throughout the art-and-design blogosphere. With most of his print-editions sold out, Rafa Jenn continues to garner collectors from around the world. With a penchant for design he draws upon primordial themes such as death and Eros, without foregoing his embellishments upon fashionable motifs. Many of his works seem to articulate a “wink of the eye”—a codified acknowledgement of a shared awareness between artist and viewer.

In what some might call his signature style, Rafa Jenn reconstructs iconic imagery such as DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, Warhol’s Marilyn, and Lucas’ Darth Vader by implementing rhythmic patterns and penetrating color schemes. Ultimately, however, Rafa Jenn preserves his artistic freedom by exploring many styles and techniques; from playful geometry, to minimalist deconstruction, to expressive line-work, allowing fruition to arrive in its most proper form.

About Jason Thielke
Thielkeʼs work continues to stand out among contemporary figurative artists as original. What is coming into focus for the artist is the importance of human touch to art-making. His works echo a bit the drawings of George Condo, particularly the Constructed Female Portrait, recently displayed at the Denver Art Museum in Face to Face. The architectural elements used to construct a drawing or a figure in Thielkeʼs hand seem less dark, less angry, less cartoon-like than Condoʼs Pollock-esque faces.The contrast of loose wash and tight lines, angles, shapes, and forms that make up his compositions allow the mystery and the power of the figure to stand on its own.

The artist professes that his work is about “being in awe of what we take for granted in life.” This is evident in the complex forms and shapes that make up a shadow on a knee, while the curve of a back is hinted at by the loose stroke of a brush. Nothing in a Thielke work can be taken for granted.

Opening Reception
Saturday, May 21st, 2016
6:00pm-10:00pm
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Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Number One)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Number One)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD



Rafa Jenn Read Me (Peace)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Peace)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD



Rafa Jenn Read Me (Spock)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Spock)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD



Rafa Jenn Read Me (Devil)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Devil)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD



Rafa Jenn Read Me (Fingers Crossed)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Fingers Crossed)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD



Jason Thielke Now I Know
Jason Thielke - Now I Know  |  Edition of 25  |  Archival acrylic stencil print on Rives BFK White 250 gsm acid free paper with deckled edges  |  9.25"x 9.25" (12"x12" framed)  |  $370 framed, $100 unframed  |  Inquire



Jason Thielke Casual Life
Jason Thielke - Casual Life  |  Edition of 25  |  Archival acrylic stencil print on Rives BFK White 250 gsm acid free paper with deckled edges  |  9.25"x 9.25" (12"x12" framed)  |  $370 framed, $100 unframed  |  Inquire



Jason Thielke Touched
Jason Thielke - Touched  |  Edition of 25  |  Archival acrylic stencil print on Rives BFK White 250 gsm acid free paper with deckled edges  |  19.25"x 19.25" (24"x24" framed)  |  $470 framed, $150 unframed  |  Inquire



Jason Thielke Exbreather
Jason Thielke - Exbreather  |   Edition of 5  |  Archival acrylic stencil print on Rives BFK White 250 gsm acid free paper with deckled edges  |  19.25"x 19.25" (24"x24" framed)  |  $670 framed, $350 unframed  |  Inquire



Jason Thielke Past Life
Jason Thielke - Past Life  |   Edition of 25  |  Archival acrylic stencil print on Rives BFK White 250 gsm acid free paper with deckled edges  |  19.25"x 19.25" (24"x24" framed)  |  $470 framed, $150 unframed  |  Inquire



Jason Thielke End of The Line
Jason Thielke - End of The Line  |   Edition of 25  |  Archival acrylic stencil print on Rives BFK White 250 gsm acid free paper with deckled edges  |  9.25"x 9.25" (12"x12" framed)  |  $370 framed, $100 unframed  |  Inquire



Jason Thielke Non Belonger
Jason Thielke - Non Belonger  |   Edition of 25  |  Archival acrylic stencil print on Rives BFK White 250 gsm acid free paper with deckled edges  |  9.25"x 9.25" (12"x12" framed)  |  $370 framed, $100 unframed  |  Inquire



Rafa Jenn Read Me (Shocker)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Shocker)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |   $475  Inquire



Rafa Jenn Read Me (Westside)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Westside)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD



Rafa Jenn Read Me (Fuck You)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (Fuck You)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD



Rafa Jenn Read Me (OK)
Rafa Jenn - Read Me (OK)  |  Color pencil on paper  |  15"x 18" (Framed)  |  SOLD