Faculty of Art

Drawing and Painting

Jeneatte Amarelo

The Son Will Come Out Tomorrow

Acrylic and Gouache on Panel
Completed as part of my "Faces of a Women" series and while in isolation. Surrounded by my plants and children, I became increasingly aware of our connected mental and physical states.

“My work is conjured into existence using found imagery and photographs taken of/by myself from different periods throughout my life. Created in isolation, surrounded by my children and my plants I became increasingly aware of our connected mental and physical health. Presented now in a series titled “Portraits of a Woman” memory and illusion collide, the relationship to “truth” is intense and real while also flippant and fabricated. Themes are layered and include but are not limited to; womanhood, motherhood, mental health/trauma, local and global ecological crises and the devaluation of women and nature. Narratives included reference art historical imagery and everyday current events. No single element in the work is tethered to its original time or place in any meaningful way which allows for the subjects to exist ubiquitously. I have also been producing mixed-media landscape works and installations, in a series referred to as “Tree Portraits”. In this work many of the themes present in my painting practice are also pushing through. Extra attention is however being given to materiality and the autonomy of the “non-human” subjects. The work is created in a state of deep contemplation and fixed attention in a move toward building a reciprocal relationship with the subject(s). I set out to immerse myself in the subject’s reality and place specific focus on my own autonomous choices. I am exploring the artists role in the construction of western/colonial relationships to plants, nature and materials.

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Jeneatte Amarelo aka. Netty

Drawing & Painting

“...works conjured into material existence...created in isolation surrounded by my children and my plants, becoming increasingly aware of our connected physical and mental health...”