Kymberly Jeka


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Kymberly Jeka
About the author

In her art, Kymberly invokes the many streams of consciousness which surround us, discovering within them new rivers of color, saturated hues, layers of accidental shapes and random words. She then recombines these elements of color and popular culture in a mythic way. Her work is a juxtaposition of the urban with the mythic, the primordial with the ordinary. The effect is at once provocative and subversive – which she feels reflects the dream that is our life, our world and the vision of what we will one day become. She seeks to connect with others through imagery and show how the colors of our feelings can bleed from the mind and leap into form in unexpected ways. With metal, she recreates the twisted knots of emotion she experiences and sees around her. Both her painting, as well as her sculpture reflect concerns with how we go through our days living our lives within a vortex of emotions and yet somehow strangely disconnected from others. Our illusions are real and delusions are just as real. Kymberly believes the two exist intertwined like a double helix and it is this tangle of emotions that we all experience, but often don’t explore that she finds she must express through her work. While found objects can make their way into her work, she uses primarily metal, clay, glass, oil/acrylic paint and graphite which are combined using elements of graffiti and found elements of popular culture. As an artist, she strives to continually develop a finer mythic and spiritual element to her work and reflect these discovered emotions onto the viewer. A Portland Oregon based artist who grew up on the south side of Chicago. She attended Columbia College Chicago & graduated from University of South Florida with a BFA where she had the privilege to study under renowned sculptor Richard Beckman. Kymberly’s works have been displayed on college campuses, restaurants as well as local shows and exhibitions. Imagination is more important than knowledge. -Albert Einstein