As an active painter working out of her studio in Matawan, New Jersey, Jill Carlock’s robust, juicy color palette allows viewers to fully immerse themselves within a purely chromatic universe. Having earned her BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2017, Carlock has shown her work in cities across the US ranging from Los Angeles, New York, Cleveland, to Boston. Aside from painting, her work can be found in wearable forms through her silkscreen prints, textile designs, and handmade bags. Themes of contradiction, disruption, internet interference, and the digital age present themselves with a subliminal manipulation of familiar shapes. These forms are then replicated, stretched, blurred, and sharpened as they carve their way into becoming a purely chromatic experience that allows the viewer to fully immerse themselves within. Each piece simultaneously becomes a visual representation of an aural experience in every shade of the rainbow. These paintings are an ongoing investigation of developing a continuous visual vocabulary with each new piece. Using these irregular patterns and shapes coinciding with a familiar color palette throughout the body of work, she builds prismatic portholes into a candy-coated realm of distortion.
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