A person skipping rope in the snow with a city skyline in the background.

Andrea Joki

Artist in Residence, 2016

Artist Statement

Through the process of painting, I explore many ideas – modernism, digital revolution, science, mysticism, natural phenomena, and human psychology. Engaging both expressionist and hardedge styles, I enjoy the friction in the aesthetic mash-up and find beauty in the containment of the language on woven linen and well-crafted stretchers. I like that the work triggers conversations about science. Yet, I’m interested in the human mind’s deftness (or folly?) at bending rational thinking with a little bit of magic.

While At Headlands

I look forward to exploring the unique setting of the Marin Headlands, and hope to distill sensory experiences of place in a new series of paintings and drawings.
I also plan to continue research of a long-term project, S.P.Y. (twenty sites, twenty paintings, twenty years). In its fifth year, the project spans time and place with a collection of once-per-year gravity paintings made at outdoor sites across North America.