Illustration

Jennifer Davis’ Surreal, Cotton-Candy-Colored Paintings

Jennifer Davis

Jen­nifer Davis is a Min­neso­ta-based artist whose sur­re­al por­traits reflect a high­ly selec­tive col­or palet­te and sim­pli­fied way of draw­ing. I find them unusu­al and beau­ti­ful as they mix flo­ra, ani­mals, and cre­ate hybrid crea­tures.

If you’re local to Min­neapolis, Min­neso­ta, Davis has a new show, Joyride, at Pub­lic Func­tionary until April 25th. The work includ­ed in the show is the result of a 8-cities-in-8-days road trip that Davis took in 2013 to research and doc­u­ment vin­tage Amer­i­ca carousels. Addi­tion­al­ly, it’s inspired by the ride’s icon­ic hors­es as well as clas­sic carousel vignette paint­ings. I’ve includ­ed a few images from the show, but check more out here. It looks incred­i­ble.

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Photo by Michael Johnson

Pho­to by Michael John­son

Photo by Michael Johnson

Pho­to by Michael John­son

Photo by Michael Johnson

Pho­to by Michael John­son

Photo by Michael Johnson

Pho­to by Michael John­son