JEANETTE CHINELLI currently attending Denver University to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Born in San Francisco, California Resided in Houston, TX for seventeen years where I helped develop the Washington Corridor Art District and was a key player in getting a the Cultural Designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Built from a empty lot a 1450' sq ft private art studio where I worked and interacted with artists, curators, critics and gallery owners. I was also the president of the Inner Art Corridor private studios tour for six years.
ARTIST STATEMENT In my work I am celebrating my daily life. The formal characteristics of design and color that I employ helps me strive to create a dynamic interaction to potentially challenge the viewer of what might be a seemingly understood relationship with those common objects such as a chair. I try to pay careful attention to the hierarchies that exist between elements like color, pattern, ground and fore ground. This allows interplay to exist in a composition that often feels fractured to enhance the challenge of the perspective. I develop my compositions into a wallpaper type pattern in conjunction with the large color field backgrounds, It is a conscious choice to fracture the picture plane with opposing complimentary color and patterning to help me highlight the intersections of recognizable design. The work begins with acrylic paint as the under painting. It serves as a base to define color values for when I apply the final layer of oil paint. It is my intent to have the work easily understood with these adjectives: romantic, playful, nostalgia, sentimental, autobiographical, charming and obviousness. I embrace the whimsical nature of my work and if I commit a violation of the canvas, demonstrate cliches, have a predetermined ending, provide any seduction; maybe I have done my job as an artist.