Jen K Wilson’s Mysterious Guests

September 18, 2008

By Mike Landry
Wilson's mixed media work, "Still Beautiful and Full of Promise."

Wilson's mixed media work, "Still Beautiful and Full of Promise."

With a four-month old baby boy to occupy her time, Toronto-based artist and new mommy Jen K Wilson hasn’t had much time to work. But her new series Mysterious Guests has become a lot more important.

Using drawings, photographs and imagery taken from catalogues and other sources Wilson produces photocopy transfers which she incorporates with oil painting to create a visual narrative. In Mysterious Guests, Wilson addresses her interest in vegetarianism and animal rights.

“I had produced a series of paintings called Dreams of Barbarians, which was very abstract and focused primarily on the meat industry.  With Mysterious Guests, I aimed to produce work that would be more accessible to a wider audience, as well as exploring some new territory, both thematically and technically,” says Wilson.

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