Jean Cauthen’s work is distinctive for its vivid but complex color relationships and joie de vivre. Beneath the color lies references to past artists, eras and movements, adding layers of meaning to her illuminated colors.
While her subject often derives from the past, the form – the sea of small, chaotic shapes to create a harmonious whole – reflects a more modern gestalt. Within that sea are complex relationships and contradictions in which she expresses order, beauty and joy. Beyond the message of order, Jean hopes the viewer responds on a visceral level to these combinations.
Jean grew up in Naples, Italy, New Orleans and the Carolinas and currently works in the Charlotte area.
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