Clint Jukkala – FRED.GIAMPIETRO, New Haven
Born 1971 in Missoula, Montana, USA
Clint Jukkala paints direct, intuitive images that hover on the edge of nameable things. Ostensibly abstract, his paintings evoke cultural, historical, and everyday references, from video games and cartoons to architecture and landscape. Using an elemental vocabulary of color, geometry, and textured surfaces, Jukkala’s work establishes a play between part and whole. Through the act of looking his paintings unfold, as window and eye-like forms become frames that reveal pictures within pictures and spatial ambiguities.
While Jukkala’s work emerges out of the tradition of geometric abstraction, it plays with the genre’s conventions. At once reflective and irreverent, his paintings depict a realm in which rationality gives way to psychology, memory, and daily life. His work takes the viewer to remote and imagined places- from things bodily and tangible to sensation and experience.