As an artist I aim to create experiences. My work is a representation of my growth, not only as an artist but as a woman. I believe simple experiences can make us feel more connected to the world. Therefore, I choose to collaborate with my subjects, my surroundings and materials rather than control them.
I frequently reference my childhood experiences as a source of inspiration. Born and raised in one of the most artistically collaborative cities in Mexico, I am no stranger to distinctive forms of art. Mazatlan is filled with combinations of indigenous and traditional Mexican art all over the city. All of these was then complemented by my grandmother who enriched my life with her encouragement in the arts, dancing, painting, and writing.
At the age of 12, my life was then again enriched with the American experience of immigration. Cultural immersion is always accompanied with culture shock; but, I somehow evaded the latter by becoming culturally intrigued in my new home, the culturally progressive Seattle, Washington. At the age of 16th, I became intrigued and fell in love with the work of Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko Jean-Michael Basquiat, and Fulgencio Lazo.
The “untitled feelings” Series is social commentary acting as a catalyst for the open exchange of thoughts and ideas. Every piece is full of movement; both physical and emotional, as well as energy and color. With this approach I aim to create work that becomes a representation of not only myself but of my environment.
Jennifer Arlem Molina