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RAFA JENN
Denver/ Barcelona
BIO/ ARTIST STATEMENT

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Rafa Jenn’s emergence into the subculture-contemporary art scene begins with “You Know What I Mean”– a geometrical rendition of the Mona Lisa that spread ubiquitously throughout the art-and-design blogosphere. With most of his print-editions sold out, Rafa Jenn continues to garner collectors from around the world. With a penchant for design he draws upon primordial themes such as death and Eros, without foregoing his embellishments upon fashionable motifs. Many of his works seem to articulate a “wink of the eye”—a codified acknowledgement of a shared awareness between artist and viewer.

In what some might call his signature style, Rafa Jenn reconstructs iconic imagery such as DaVinci’s Mona Lisa, Warhol’s Marilyn, and Lucas’ Darth Vader by implementing rhythmic patterns and penetrating color schemes. Ultimately, however, Rafa Jenn preserves his artistic freedom by exploring many styles and techniques; from playful geometry, to minimalist deconstruction, to expressive line-work, allowing fruition to arrive in its most proper form.

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016 “Line of Thought”, Svperordinary, Denver, CO
2014 “Fashionista”, Madelife, Boulder, CO
2013 “New Figurative Works”, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 “Battalion”, Andenken Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 “Moniker Art Fair”, Village Underground, London, England
2011 “USA Pro Cycling Challenge”, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
2011 “Good Idea”, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2010 “ArtCrank”, Lisa Koslowski Gallery, Denver, CO
2010 “Bloom Art Fair”, Staatenhaus am Rheinpark, Cologne, Germany
2009 “Art Strikes Back”, Art Asylum, Boston, MA
2008 “Birds”, Open Space, Beacon, NY
2007 “Pin-ups”, Joy Engine, Boulder, CO
2006 “White Space”, Design Within Reach, Boulder, CO

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PRINT EDITIONS OVERVIEW

1. Butterflies, edition of 21, SOLD OUT
2. Fashionista, edition of 12, SOLD OUT
3. Birds, edition of 16, SOLD OUT
4. You Know what I Mean, edition of 12, SOLD OUT
5. Triangles and Quadrangles, edition of 24, SOLD OUT
6. Bike Pattern, edition of 21, SOLD OUT
7. Mandala Suite, edition, SOLD OUT
8. You are Here, edition of 24, SOLD OUT
9. Dear Andy, edition of 48, SOLD OUT
10. One Million Pixels, edition of 12, SOLD OUT
11. Front and Back, edition of 48, SOLD OUT
12. All You Need, edition of 24, SOLD OUT
13. Pin-Up Set, edition of 24, 6 Left
14. Nowhere Men, edition of 30, SOLD OUT
15. Bike Constellation, edition of 36, SOLD OUT
16. Hypothetically Speaking, edition of 48, SOLD OUT
17. 123 Vertical Lines, edition of 36, SOLD OUT
18. Ceci n’est pas de l’Art, edition of 36, SOLD OUT
19. Portrait of the Artist, edition of 36, SOLD OUT
20. Portrait of the Viewer, edition of 12, SOLD OUT
21. Aloha, edition of 24, SOLD OUT
22. Feline Totem, edition of 36, SOLD OUT
23. Meanwhile…, edition of 24, SOLD OUT
24. State of the Union, edition of 50, Available
25. Double Dragon, edition of 36, Available
26. Level One, edition of 24, SOLD OUT
27. I Know that You Know, edition of 48, SOLD OUT
28. Zoom, edition of 12, SOLD OUT
29. Digital Print, edition of 36, Available
30. Je t’Aime, edition of 48, SOLD OUT
31. Dear Damian, open edition, Available
32. Foggy London Town, edition of 36, Available
33. Pop Art, edition of 36, Available
34. Scrambled, edition of 36, Available
35. Priceless, edition of 48, SOLD OUT