( Alessandra Giorda) Jesno Jackson Rengi is a very important painter and art manager. I met Jesno for a painting exhibition in Sharjah. The sweetness of her soul is expressed in her wonderful paintings. I like the colors that she uses, the painting techniques, the subjects and with honor that I interviewed this artist of great value. Her paintings lead the viewer on a journey without boundaries. In the interview to follow, Jesno will tell a lot about hes business as a manager and as a painter. Jesno will talk to us about hes next goals and much more.
You are a very important art manager in UAE, describe your job, please.
Being an art manager, I am a person who selects and often interprets works of art. In addition to selecting works, I am responsible for writing labels, catalog essays, and other content supporting exhibitions. I do assembling, cataloguing, managing and presenting/displaying artistic and cultural collections. It is a varied job and often includes other activities, such as managing public relations, marketing, fundraising and running education programs.
My Job:Putting an artwork proximate to another one allow viewers to both compare and contrast both, to see their commonalities, like date of creation, country of origin, subject matter, technique or style and or their differences. Gallery displays needs to be highly planned; scale models of galleries and artworks are created and works are arranged well in advance of actually stepping into galleries and commencing to hang. Objects has to be chosen for their beauty and historical significance, but also focus on the kind of visual symphony of objects that exist on their own but also in concert with one another.Art is an important part of human history and expression, as an art curator, it helps bring works of art to the public eye.
Do you have a favourite painting?
To be honest, it always seems to be the most recent painting that I am working on. All of my creative energy is focused in that moment in time. Whatever is currently on the easel feels like a 'favorite' to me. Each new painting is an opportunity to 'out-do' myself and create a personal best. That said, looking back there are certain pieces that do stick out to me. Viewing these works I can recall a particular moment in time and that makes it special to me.
This painting "Musical Souls" - The Global Award Finalist is one of my favorite artwork- 2018
Where do you get inspiration?
Inspiration? I would say that it takes an endless amount of dedication, hard work, promotion, and support, to be an artist. I have been painting all my life, starting from before I went to preschool! Growing up in the beautiful god's own country, natural objects were everywhere. I didn't have to look far for inspiration. My whole family is artistically inclined. My parents taught me how to sketch and use color, my mom bought me my first art book, and my dad bought me colours.
Most of my paintings and ideas are inspired by the nature around her inspiration is well emphasized by the titles of my impressions & reflections of creations in life. From 2005, my work was a mix of Realism, Impressionism, Contemporary, Abstract and Pop Art, which creates a unique and colourful, happy style that speaks to all ages. I am best known for my large-size original Abstract and Contemporary Modern Paintings, but I mostly enjoys the combination of Contemporary, Cubism and Figurative. I want the viewer to feel the movement, energy, and life coming from the artwork.
The most important inspiration for me though, is from feeling emotions. Ever since I felt heartbreak and pure happiness as I matured, I started giving my art some life and thus my artworks project the way I feel inside. My art would look like a mess and there'd be sad faces and dull colors whenever I have negative emotions, and when I'm feeling happy, my art would have beautiful lighting and colors.
Nature & Love - Connection made from emotions - 2011
Traditional Arabic Coffee Pot - Watercolour in Monochrome by Jesno
Do you remember your first painting?
I was definitely a kid who was always drawing or painting from an early age. My parents, have photos of me painting around age 4. The coloring books in our house were all blank with the exception of my own drawings on the blank inside covers...
My first drawing was a parrot ,and my second drawing was a lotus... noticing this, my parents started buying me colours, sketchbooks and loose paper to keep me busy. I always try to paint the nature inspired artworks from my childhood.