Okay, so maybe I just lied about the interstellar art installation, but it is true that few artists have catapulted into public consciousness recently like LA-based artist, Jen Stark. Stark has spent the last decade creating her signature techno-colored works, primarily sculptures made of layered colorful paper (though she has experimented with wood, metal, paint, and plexi as well). She has extensively exhibited her work globally, but it was her animated work for this year’s MTV VMA’s that made her style recognizable to people all over the country.
Recently, Stark’s dripping rainbows struck again when she was commissioned to paint the exterior of Platform, a retail venue in Culver City, California. Bright colors can be seen oozing down the building’s walls, obstructed only by windows and bold patches of black and white. The cheerful colors of Stark’s work lends a universal commercial appeal that is rarely seen in the work of a fine artist.
This isn’t the first public installation for Stark – she’s color blasted the exterior of The Surf Lodge in Montauk, the walls of the Miami International Airport, the interior of Facebook’s San Francisco headquarters…even the inside of a bathroom at Gagosian Gallery’s Beverly Hills location.
Next month, Stark will be teaming up with Cultured Mag and Vanity Projects to offer rainbow manicures to attendees of Art Basel Miami Beach. So grab your sunscreen and get your nail beds ready for a vibrant multi-colored mani.
All images courtesy of Platform.