Jenny Okun is an American artist whose work melds Cubism and architectural photography. Her Night Shots Series evokes the magic of a midnight city, ablaze in lights and brimming with energy while her Mexico City Kites series vibrates with shape, color, and angular form. An accomplished painter by the time she reached high school, she is a graduate of the Slade and Chelsea Schools of Art in London. Her work is marked by a multidisciplinary approach to her art that includes photography, drawing, and film projections for the stage. Her work has been exhibited at galleries around the world including Tate Gallery (London), Brooklyn Museum (New York), Museum of Modern Art (Oxford), and Edinburgh Festival (Scotland) among many others.
"Jenny Okun's artwork consists of large-scale color photographic abstractions of architectural works. Rather than produce literal representations of buildings, Okun distills the essential qualities of form, texture, color and detail. Before photographing the artist creates preliminary sketches developing a cubist interpretation of forms. With these formal juxtapositions in mind, the artist methodically photographs the building by winding the film through the camera in small increments, thus producing one long negative of overlapping images. Often these works are orchestrated into triptychs of complex interconnecting themes and variations."