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Jo Messer

November 28, 2022 - November 12, 2023

 

Jo Messer (b. 1991, Los Angeles, lives and works in New York)

Jo Messer’s paintings push the tradition of classic nude portraiture to explore the many potentials of the genre, from the erotic to the whimsical. Her chromatic, almost abstract figures of women extend beyond the borders of the canvas, offering new perspectives on sexuality and the human body.  

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I envisioned it with a glare, 2022
oil on canvas
72 x 92 in (182.9 x 233.7 cm)
acquired in 2022
Messer J I envisioned it with a glare tn

 

Make out, hold hands, cry, whatever, 2022
oil on panel
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
acquired in 2022
Messer J Make out hold hands cry whatever tn

 

She is afraid of nothing, especially not the sun, 2022
oil on canvas
92 x 72 in (233.7 x 182.9 cm)
acquired in 2022
Messer J She is afraid of nothing especially not the sun tn

 

Something new comes along, 2022
oil on canvas
77 x 93 in (195.6 x 236.2 cm)
acquired in 2022
Messer J something new comes along tn

 

Walk-in through the back, 2022
oil on canvas
65 x 67 in (165.1 x 170.2 cm)
acquired in 2022
Messer J Walk in through the back tn