The paintings of enigmatic artist Xylor Jane are nothing if not systematic, and like the Fiobanncai sequence she often paints, also possess deeply spiritual underpinnings. Fittingly, Jane’s methods are almost monk-like—she often rises as early as three in the morning to begin painting, claiming to have better access to certain inspirational forces at that hour. At first glance her work is reminiscent of a kaleidoscopic optical illusion, repeating dots of color, numbers, grids, and patterns that are simultaneously dizzying and mystical. The processes by which Jane creates are varied; color is of key importance, in many cases acting as a code, representing everything from important dates to mathematical sequences. Abstracted and categorized notions of time and emotion are translated into visual matrixes, through which Jane meditates on the metaphysical.
Jane has had solo shows at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the New Britain Museum of American Art and has been included in group exhibitions at the deCordova Biennial, Kunsthalle Andratx and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.