Jayelle Hudson

I grew up in Washington State in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and traveled frequently throughout Europe and North Africa in my early twenties, finally settling in São Paulo, Brazil in 2008. Living amongst and absorbing a broad range of cultures different from my own and for so many years has led me to reflect deeply on time, connection, and communication, and how these subjects affect our lives.
STATEMENT
My work is a form of interactive therapy.

In this recent body of work, the goal is to move beyond the comfort of my own gesture, to arrive at a true unconscious act of painting, for movements and motions liberated through the certainty of an unknown result. It is a battle between the struggle for control and abandonment of expectation.

The most suitable analogy I can think of is that of a pregnancy. Each work is given all the necessary elements to become a beautiful child, the paint is the father, the canvas, the womb of the mother. The two are introduced and gestation occurs, water evaporates, paint solidifies. Then they are born. What will the work look like when born? I don’t know, but the beauty comes from this uncertainty.

The resulting works are expressive and energetic, at once both static and alive. 
Texto em Portugês
Meu trabalho é uma forma de Terapia Interativa.

Nestes últimos trabalhos, o objetivo é ir além do conforto do meu próprio gesto, chegar a um verdadeiro ato inconsciente de pintura, movimentos e ações liberadas pela certeza de um resultado desconhecido. É uma batalha entre a luta pelo controle e o abandono da expectativa.

A analogia mais adequada que posso pensar é a de uma gravidez. Cada trabalho tem todos os elementos necessários para se tornar uma criança linda, onde a pintura é o pai, e a tela é o útero da mãe. Os dois são apresentados e a gestação ocorre, a água evapora, solidificando a tinta. Então eles nascem. Como será ficará trabalho quando nascer? Eu não sei, mas para mim a beleza vem dessa incerteza.

As obras resultantes são expressivas e enérgicas, ao mesmo tempo estáticas e vivas 
CURRICULUM VITAE
Solo Exhibitions
2016
O Gesto
Atelier de Luiz Martins – São Paulo, Brazil – October

2011
Rojo®NOVA Absolut Blank
Cinemateca São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil – October
Group Exhibitions
2016
Untitled – Work in Progress curated by William Baglione
Galeria Rabieh – São Paulo, Brasil – August

Obras Comentadas
MUnA – Museu Universitário de Arte – Uberlândia, Brasil – November

2015
Secretas Seduções curated by Andrés Hernández
Quarta Parede – São Paulo Brazil – October

2014
Lista
Galeria Logo – São Paulo, Brazil – February

2013
ARTE CORE
HomeGrown – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – September

Lista
Galeria Logo – São Paulo, Brazil – February

2012
Lista
Galeria Logo – São Paulo, Brazil – February

2010
Noz Na Fita
Fita Tape – Porto Alegre, Brazil – August

Projeto Portfólio #9
Aktuell – São Paulo, Brazil – November

Homen e Natureza
Cartel 011 – São Paulo, Brazil – May
Art Fairs
2015
ArtLima – Lima, Peru
w/IK Projekts

2013
ArteRio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
w/Galeria Logo
Creative Collaborations
NIKE Global
Nike Tights of the Moment – Women’s Sportswear SS 2014 collection – three patterns on six garments (performance tights & top)

NIKE Global
Nike Sportswear SS 2014 – AirMax, Rosche Run, Studio Wrap, TR3 Free
Publications
2013
Revista Vista 050
Collaboration, english section – October/November

2010
s/n˚ Volume 14 – À Flor da Pele
Feature, photography – July

Revista Void – #059 Baby Boom
Interview, photograph – June

Revista Vista 027
Interview, photograph – February

Revista GUDI #02
Collaboration, photography / fashion editorial – February
Press
2015
Instagram – Suggested User

blog.instagram.com – “Capturing Saudade with @jayellehudson” – User Feature

2014
Instagram – Suggested User

2010
Juxtapoz Blog – Interview

Upper Playground – Juxtapoz Artist Interview

Void Blog – Interview
Speaking Engagements
2014
Joinville Design School – Joinville, Brazil

2009
Complexo Master – Porto Alegre, Brazil