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Video: Jen Stark Makes Seriously Trippy Art

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A short video from filmmaker Matthew Kaundart and Amadeus Magazine explores the work of Jen Stark, a Los Angeles-based artist originally from Miami who makes elaborate sculptures out of paper and 2-D and 3-D psychedelic pieces.

Stark says she's always enjoyed color theory and and how nature uses color to attract or repel. Her own work frequently features vibrant colors that look like they're melting and dripping down the surface of whatever they're on, be it the side of a building, a T-shirt or the giant wormhole that Miley Cyrus slid out of at the 2015 VMAs.

Kaundart, who has been producing a number of short films about L.A. artists, told LAist he connected with Stark via Amadeus, a magazine that features various creatives "doing their own thing."

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"Upon meeting Jen and seeing her studio, it was clear to me that she was making art that excited her and creating things that she loved. I attempted to translate the playful nature of her trippy work in the final film by intercutting footage shot with a toy camera. The multi-channel approach was also a fun way to show how Jen's work could be looked at through different lenses, as well as a way for me to 'do my own thing,'" he said.

You can find a large-scale Stark work in Culver City, on the side of the Platform complex.


And if you want to see something really trippy, check out her mind-bending 3D work here.