Anonymous, Mysterious Female Portraits Behind Playful Glasses – Jeff Chester

Jeff Chester is a painter based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His work intentionally exists on the boundary between photo-realism and illustration. Chester’s paintings are at once realistic and yet totally fabricated, referencing traditional painting, collage, photography, and digital manipulation. They draw the viewer in with color, whimsy and detail and then begin to ask questions about what exactly is happening in the scene. ‘The figures appearing in the work are based off of images of my wife. The repetition of the same face allows her to disappear into anonymity and become a stand in for the idea of a nonspecific person. At the same time it allows me a chance to state my own view that love and human connection is of paramount importance. Who we are is entangled fundamentally with our relationships to others.’

Anonymous, mysterious female portraits behind playful glasses   Jeff Chester
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Anonymous, mysterious female portraits behind playful glasses   Jeff Chester
Burn Baby Burn
Anonymous, mysterious female portraits behind playful glasses   Jeff Chester
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Anonymous, mysterious female portraits behind playful glasses   Jeff Chester
Exit Strategy
Anonymous, mysterious female portraits behind playful glasses   Jeff Chester
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