Paloma Jimenez is a visual artist who was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She received a BA in Studio Art from Vassar College and a MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School. She is currently based in Denver, Colorado.

Paloma Jimenez's work represents and reconfigures the poetry, humor, and degradation of the physical world that surrounds us. Peripheral subjects of everyday life can reveal tender truths if we spend some time paying attention. Bringing that which is on the periphery into focus is an invitation to restructure pre-existing hierarchies of value. The material world is both comically visceral and elusively abstract; new things are produced every moment, but they are composed of atoms as old as time. She is inspired by the small and overlooked moments of day to day life—chewing gum in various colors stuck to the sidewalk, the vague outline of something in a pocket, a baked potato, a pile of rocks haphazardly stacked by the river, the scattered remnants of a dinner party, a lost shoe, or even a broken lawn ornament. On a grander scheme, these little moments provide a material map of human behavior.


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