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Diamond. Wall Paintings
The drawings and text fragments that Jessica Diamond traces on the walls deal with sadness, self-awareness, and the "funny" in tragicomic tone. The artist leaves a memo on the wall, an angry one, in which abandonment and self-protection assert themselves in personal but non-nostalgic, unsentimental codes. Her memo, a quickly written message rooted in the tactics of corporate America, is always a strong, direct statement in which individuality is reconstructed despite the generic qualities of the world we inhabit. To read this work only through the apparatus of advertising slogans, media, and low culture as coercive powers would be a misleadingly direct take denying complexities, subtleties, and contemplative aspects.
In some of her pieces, Diamond deals with the vicissitudes of being a contemporary artist, because she has to make, show and sell her works to survive. She has also expressed in a concise way her point of view about the New York art market: greedy, exploitative and prone to inflation.