Jennifer Banzaca

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Neighborhood: Mission
Group Affiliation: 1890 Bryant Street Studios

Engaging with paint as a daily practice helps me build my own universe. I paint colorful fantasies that incorporate shape and pattern in an abstract fashion. Using a process of layering with varying degrees of transparency, I create a world of color and abundance.
My early career as a designer for print and animation informs my approach. I spent years looking at and manipulating imagery used in children’s entertainment. I apply that sense of saturated color and energy in my paintings, exploring shape, color and light in a playful way. I use water-based media to build up layers of vibrant color.
A variety of themes determine a shape of a series. Vaudeville, classic cinema, botany, and pattern design inform past themes. As I find new and better ways to express myself, the more vibrant my universe becomes.