Jill Ricci is a collage artist, and I am a BIG fan. The first time I saw her work it definitely caught my eye. It felt like Morrocan street art and yet if you stare at it long enough you see traces of American culture popping through underneath.
“I use collected materials and allow pattern, texture, color and structure to emerge organically. In this current body of work, I want the pieces to evoke an old wall in Morocco, a Renaissance Church, a NYC subway wall and Malibu Barbie all simultaneously existing on one canvas”. (Jill Ricci)
“There exists an obvious struggle between the natural world and that which we build and construct. Living in the modern world forces us to find a balance. Ricci’s work accomplishes just that: it’s at once elegant and gritty; urban and earthy. And the real treat of Jill’s pieces, is that each time you revist the piece, you will likely find something you had never noticed before.”– Emily Asher Neiman, Director Asher Neiman Gallery