ABOUT / CV

Jessie Willow Tucker is a cross disciplinary artist whose work includes paintings, illustrations and surface designs for textiles and wallpaper.

In her paintings, Jessie uses the space within the supposed empty sentimentality of kitsch landscapes to explore emotional, philosophical and existential dilemmas. She creates nostalgic fantasy worlds, which are then interrupted by sticker like graphics and text, making reference to the commodification of imagery in mass culture.

Jessie believes that irony and sincerity are compatible world-views, and that her work is a space in which they have overlapping domains of applicability. She is interested the conscious act of meaning creation and how this relates to both art, magic and relationships. She uses humour to step back and observe the dramas of intense self-reflection.

She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting) from RMIT and a Post Graduate Diploma in Theatre Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts.

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