Despite the bright colours, it’s the eyes that draw you in first. Sometimes blank, sometimes bored. Maybe a little judgmental. The expressions are familiar, ones you’ve seen time and time again, and perhaps you find yourself projecting a bit as you ponder what these girls are thinking. If you think Jocelyn Hobbie’s art is intriguing, you’re not alone. Her work has been discussed in multiple publications, including the New York Times and featured on the cover of Vogue Italia. And why not? Her paintings are richly patterned, vibrantly coloured, and contain realistic depictions of its subjects, unguarded, and in a state of relative rest. No fear, fake smiles or expressions of despair… but their thoughts remain a mystery, and the artist isn’t telling.
Text by L. Kimberly Leung
See more of Jocelyn Hobbie’s work here