Neil Jenney, born 1945 in Torrington, Connecticut, is an american contemporary painter and representative of the New Realism. Notorious for his bad paintings As an artist he is mostly self-taught, he attended the Massachusetts College of Art in 1964 and moved to New York later in 1966, where he has lived and worked ever since.
Jenney himself describes his style as realistic, but in an idiosyncratic use of the word, meaning: a style in which stories find truth in a simple relationship of objects. His paintings tell little nasty or funny stories. Stories that take place in the mind of the viewer when he sees them and relates the persons or objects depicted to each other. Jenney sees his work that represent a naive and realistic style as a reaction against the Minimalism and Pop Art movement that had dominated the art world in the 1960s.
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