Here, we ask an artist to frame the essential details behind one of their latest works.
Bio: Jared Owens, 54, New York (@jaredowensart)
Title of work: Series 111 #11 (2022).
Where to see it: “Anthem X” at Malin Gallery (2440 NW 5th Ave, Wynwood) until Dec. 3.
Three words to describe it: Stricken, identity, crisis.
What was on your mind at the time: How to best represent what we know exists but can’t always articulate.
An interesting feature that’s not immediately noticeable: It’s an alcohol “lift” painting, where the image is made by “removing” material. It also has bits of sand on the surface from the prison I spent 13 years in.
How it reflects your practice as a whole: It’s a snapshot of one painting in a series, that’s an integral part of my visual lexicon as it relates to this specific period.
One song that captures its essence: “Emotional Rescue” by the Rolling Stones.