Jeremy Mann, “Portrait of Jillian,” oil on panel, 24 x 36 inches

Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, is the latest gallery to display the works of renowned painter Jeremy Mann. Featuring works that explore the artist’s experiments, process, and emotions, this isn’t a solo show to miss.

Principle Gallery is overjoyed to be presenting the latest body of work from the mind of Jeremy Mann. On view from November 17, the solo show is once again a fascinating representation of Mann’s self-reflection as one of the nation’s top artists.

Jeremy Mann, “Chandelier Dress at Night,” oil on panel, 26 x 39 inches

An excerpt from Fine Art Connoisseur magazine’s profile on Mann:

Dramatically and skillfully rendered, the cityscapes and figurative works of Jeremy Mann give visual form to the emotive essence of modern life. Jeremy Mann’s paintings capture the tenor of these moments that characterize life in the city. Whether depicting the distinctive hills and winding roads of San Francisco, or the bustle of the city that never sleeps, Mann paints the heart of his setting. 

Jeremy Mann, “NYC 18,” oil on panel, 48 x 48 inches

Confident, gestural strokes and brilliant highlights define his style. Any detail of one of his cityscapes would almost certainly look abstract. But as the eye moves away from the canvas, dots of red emerge into rows of brake lights and slashes of blue signal the glow of neon street signs. Mann works to manipulate paint in a variety of techniques, sometimes staining the surface of the canvas, using solvents to thin and remove paint, or exploiting the gritty quality of an ink brayer. The result is a personalized, expressive style.

Interestingly, Mann’s cityscapes are almost completely devoid of figures. His figurative works form a separate part of his artistic output and are just as masterfully executed. These interior scenes of women picture loneliness and ennui, self-reflection and melancholy, all expressed in a deeply sensuous visual language.  

Though his work divides easily into these categories, a common theme underlies both. The modern city – dark, sexy, stimulating, seductive – is Mann’s true subject.

To learn more, visit Principle Gallery.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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