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University Center Art Space

The Spaces in Between

December 2, 2013 – January 3, 2014

Jamie Eichhorn

Jamie EichhornArtist's Statement

I am a silent observer. I spend the majority of my time analyzing the interactions between people. People confound and frustrate me, but the truth is that they are what drive me. My paintings are my attempt at understanding them. I am fascinated not only by the individual, but also by humans in a much broader sense – the human condition. Even in my abstract works, I find myself looking to the figure for a starting point. Even if it only starts with a line echoing a shadow cast by the figure, it begins with the figure because of my inherent need to represent what is relatable. I am human; therefore, I relate to what is human. 

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My figurative works address both the individual and how the environment affects the individual. There are so many variants on what shapes us as people, as a whole and as individuals that I find it impossible to focus on one aspect in our lives that may or may not be the driving force behind what we are. I want to focus on what makes us individuals, and also what unifies us.

I have found that I am no longer satisfied in depicting accurate representations of forms. I am drawn to a variety of mediums, techniques and processes; it is my intention to utilize them to represent life’s most intimate moments and depict that feeling of loneliness that tends to find us when our relationships could not be more perfect. Ultimately, I want to depict the very essence of what makes us human and to evoke a relatable experience in all who view it.

The most exciting aspect of creating a piece of art is the process of that creation. I never want the end result to overshadow the process. Recently, I have been searching for a way to marry my interest in abstraction and composition with my love of photorealism. My goal is to integrate the reference photo with the overall composition because I always come back to the figure. I am infatuated with the elegant and subtle forms the cyanotype silhouette presents to me, and I enjoy the struggle of blurring the lines between representation and abstraction.

Artist Biography

Jamie Eichhorn grew up in Snow Hill, MD, and will graduate from Salisbury University in December 2013 with a B.F.A. in painting. The subjects of her paintings vary, spanning from abstraction to figurative representation with particular attention to the details of the face. Her abstract works emphasize line and color. She has a strong background in darkroom manipulations and alternate photography processes and ceramics.

After graduation, she intends to move to Hampton, VA, to complete the M.A.T. program. After teaching a few years, she would eventually like to move toward earning her M.F.A. in painting.

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Green in a Color with Dignity

Green in a Color with Dignity
2013
19.75” x 36”
Oil on canvas
$425

Red is a Color with Passion

Red is a Color with Passion
2013
19.75” x 36”
Oil on canvas
$425

Complimentary Abstraction

Complimentary Abstraction
2013
27” x 28”
Oil on canvas
$375

Myself Exposed I

Myself Exposed I
2013
64” x 47”
Cyanotype/oil on cotton
$450

Myself Exposed II

Myself Exposed II
2013
64” x 46”
Cyanotype/oil on cotton
$450

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