Jenny Ahmad is an emerging painter presently living in Canberra with her young family of a son and daughter and forever supportive husband in Belconnen. Jenny often paints the nearby bushland and reserves as well as surrounding rural areas and has recently begun a series of paintings of Namadgi National Park. Jenny's paintings are mainly interested in the tension between abstraction and figuration and the moment where representation is messed up by memory and attachment. Jenny explores the way space and objects are skewed by feeling and experience and her use of psychological colour and half-seen objects are very atmospheric and evocative, capturing the feeling of being in a place or remembering it. Her hesitant and obscured images seem to glitch and wobble, her erased and re-inscribed lines and multiple layers drawing the mistakes and distortions of landscapes in the real, discovering the ordinary as exotic and elusive.
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