About Jennifer: Jennifer Pochinski is an American figurative painter. Her work is characterized by gestural marks and bold color. Relationships, the male-female power dynamic, and humanity are key themes in her work.
She was raised in Hawaii and received her BFA from the University of Hawaii in Painting in 1991. Much of her young adulthood was spent traveling and living on the mainland USA and Europe. Since late 2010, she has been living and working in California.
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- Pochinski's journey, including moving to Hawaii at a young age, experiencing her senior year abroad in Germany, living in Greece, and ultimately finding her way to Sacramento, CA
- Her decision in college to change her major to art at the University of Hawaii, and later a brief stint studying interior architecture at an art and design school in Greec
- Finding an escape and freedom from people pleasing in her artistic practice
- Pochinski's methods of exploration and experimentation in her art, such as layering, linoleum printing, and collage
- The act of letting her paintings "sit" and taking time to construct and deconstruct her work
- Pochinski's passion for art, art books, and learning about other artists' lives. Names mentioned: Sol LeWitt, Eva Hesse, Edward Hopper, Henri Matisse, Markus Lupertz, Georg Baselitz, Cherry Pickles, Christopher Brown, R.B. Kitaj, Eric Fischl, Richard Diebenkorn, Paula Rego, Philip Guston, Jack Oden, Willem de Kooning, Lucian Freud