Jessamyn Jean, ‘Untitled’ 2023, Ink on paper. 29.7 x 42 cm. Image courtesy: the artist. 

Artist statement

Fuzzy polymorphic bodies arrive and dissolve, to inhabit a space where it is normal to fracture and explode, bleed and vibrate. These works position the body as porous, fluid and non-singular — exploring identity through ambiguity and abstraction. The figures float in a transcendent realm like angels or daemons, celestial intermediaries or guides. How can we understand our own identities through these shapeshifting forms? 



Acknowledgement of Country

UNSW School of Art & Design stands on an important place of learning and exchange first occupied by the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples.

We acknowledge the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land that our students and staff share, create and operate on. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples across Australia. Sovereignty has never been ceded.