Kymberly Jeka’s art invokes the mythic within the ordinary drawing upon the hidden streams of consciousness which surround us. She encourages viewers to rediscover the majestic, the mysterious and the magical of everyday life through her work.
A canvas turns at once into a river of color, saturated with hues and layers of accidental shapes and random words ~ recombining popular culture and primordial myth. The effect is provocative and subversive ~ and a deep imaginative reflection of the days and nights which compose our lives,
our world and our vision of the future. Dramatic colors are visionary leaps into the collective unconscious where forgotten feelings reside and shapes bleed into forms in unexpected ways.
A metal sculpture is a twisted knot of emotion. Her sculptures reflect her concerns with how we go through our days living our lives within a vortex of emotions and yet somehow strangely disconnected from others. Our illusions are real and delusions are just as real. Kymberly believes the two exist intertwined like a double helix and it is this tangle of emotions that we all experience, but often don’t explore that she expresses in her work.
While found objects often make their way into her art, she uses primarily metal, clay, glass, oil/acrylic paint, ink and graphite which are combined using elements of graffiti and other found elements of popular culture from around the world.
As an artist, she is interested in the exploration of the mythic and spiritual and using her art to evoke unremembered emotions within the viewer.
Kymberly’s studio is based now in Portland, Oregon after traveling the world ~ from her home town of Chicago, Illinois to Italy, India, Spain and Vietnam. She attended Columbia College, Chicago and graduated from the University of South Florida with a BFA in Art Sculpture where she had the privilege to study under renowned sculptor Richard Beckman.
Kymberly’s works are in private collections and displayed on college campuses, as well as in local shows and exhibitions.