Artist

Jessica Yolanda Kaye

Jessica Yolande Kaye is an Australian artist based in London. Through continuous line-drawing, Jessica explores the way people think, feel and act in relation to others and themselves. She is fascinated by the fine-line that separates complexity and simplicity in human behaviour and psychology - and seeks to explore this in her process and her aesthetic.

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Jessica's Style

On the face of it, Jessica’s aesthetic is minimalist, paired back. However her process to get to this end result is more complex and layered. Through a rigorous sequence of sketches, she takes complex moments from her reality and works away at them bit by bit, over time reducing her images to a single line.

 

Always working in collections, her art becomes a form of therapy, and informs a greater understanding of herself and the world around her.

“My process is instinctive yet detailed, beginning as expressive sketching and evolving to a more intentional, refined mark-making. This interplay between abstraction and precision is a constant source of tension in my work. I grew up painting hyper-realist oils and watercolours but as much as I loved the thrill of painting “3D”, I was mirroring not expressing. I felt disconnected from my art and disconnected from myself. So, I made a conscious effort to unlearn as a painter and as a person. As I dismantled my art, layer by layer, I began to dismantle my mind. Everyday I fight the urge to ‘perfect’ but line drawing has helped me see detail in a different way... Not in what’s added, but in what’s left out.” - Jessica Yolanda Kaye

Drop 3 - High Summer 2020

“Inspired by dreams of summer, painting this collection was somewhat of an escape for me, as I took my mind where I couldn't go physically. Sketching in my little studio in London, I imagined different scenes of summer - swimming in the sea, dozing off to a book, eating lunch by the pool - and there I found a sense of elation. With the Italian coast on my mind, I was drawn to pastels and earthy tones." - Jessica Yolanda Kaye, Take Me Away

Drop 2 - Spring / Summer 2020

"This collection, Every Part of Me, explores what it means to be sensitive. To me, sensitivity is a form of bravery… To listen to how you’re feeling on the inside and speak it on the outside… Regardless of what that looks like. It allows for a depth of emotion that gives relationships more richness and life more colour." - Jessica Yolanda Kaye

  • Bleu Majorelle Sold
    Bleu Majorelle | Jessica Yolanda Kaye | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Gris Rose Sold
    Gris Rose | Jessica Yolanda Kaye | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Magenta Sold
    Magenta | Jessica Yolanda Kaye | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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  • Ocre Rose Sold
    Ocre Rose | Jessica Yolanda Kaye | Acrylic on French Linen Canvas | Partnership Editions
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    Ocre Rouge
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  • Bleu de Prusse Sold
    Bleu de Prusse | Jessica Yolanda Kaye | Original Artwork | Partnership Editions
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Drop 1 - Spring 2020

Orange Series

"When I spotted this paper in a little art shop in Florence, I was immediately drawn to it’s bold, burnt orange colour. It had a certain strength to it, yet when I noticed how delicate the paper was — with it’s gentle texture and deckled edge — it reminded me that strength and softness go hand in hand. This contrast made me think about this very duality as it exists in all of us, and how fast we are to overlook or dismiss our softer, more delicate sides. This series explores the strength behind sensitivity." - Jessica Yolanda Kaye

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