The Irreparable Turned To Roses

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Oil on canvas

40 x 40 cm



This artwork will be shipped from America so may take longer to reach you and import duties may apply. 

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About the artist

Jessica Palermo’s work explores the emotions attached to defining life events and their inevitable transience. Motherhood, womanhood, and sexuality are some of the key themes represented through abstract figurations, suggesting the fundamental human process of erasure and reinvention. The combination of Palermo’s gestural brushstrokes and rhythmic layers of colour result in a deliberate union between both the ephemeral and abiding aspects of memory. Jessica has recently been experimenting with the concept of the ‘precious’ and the ‘sentimental’. Her works aim to illustrate that sentimentality however is always a form of self-deception. They delve deeper into retrospection, often more detailed and symbolic in form, eluding to the fact that memory is full of glitches and is curated from our own subjective needs.

"I attempt to focus on what it means to have a body, be out of body, and as both, living inside of a memory of time and place. Since my practice is a confessional one, I want each piece to exude the energy it takes to inhabit the multitude of female identities; virtuous, shameful, maternal, erotic among others, and express their often fraught coexistence through my own perspective, like an emotional landscape." — Jessica Palermo


This artwork is particularly fragile and we will need to organise specialist shipping. Please email to discuss shipping options.


Once you have received your artwork, you have 14 days to return it to us for a full refund if you are not happy with it. Please note that the work must be returned in its original condition and in its original packaging. You are responsible for the cost of the return shipment, and we reccomend that you use a tracked and signed for service. If your work has been damaged during transit then please contact us via the contact page and we will help get to the bottom of it with you.

Please note that Buy It Now enables you to secure this artwork, but the price you pay now does not include shipping. Once the artwork is purchased, we will be in touch with a shipping quote priced according to your location and insurance preferences. Alternatively, you can get a shipping quote before you buy..

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