New work – helmets

….. fake porn, fake news, incels, snap-lock bags of air from a Justin Bieber concert, going to the highest bidder; plain white ‘Kayne’ T-shirts at $120 a pop, sold out.. [ ].. today’s buzzfeed clickbait is tomorrow’s who-the-fuck-remembers. 

self portait

Oil on board

Commissioned work

 

Billy – Oil on linen – 30 x 40 cm

23 February 2015

Commissioned work

acrylic on cotton
25 x 30 cm

23 January 2015

Montage of Celebrity series

19 June 2014

Group exhibition

Magic Happens

19th June – 29th June 2014

Jessica Honey’s portraits typically hijack the faces of the famous and familiar, and in this case, famous painters. Whether to pay homage, exploit, self-aggrandize or as a cheaper alternative to plastic surgery, Honey’s portraits are a fusion of these known faces with her own facial features.
To produce her pieces, Honey employs both new and old technologies via a convoluted reductive process involving google-images and Photo Booth selfies which are combined in photoshop and expelled through a laser printer. The prints are then recreated by hand, resulting in technology-void, traditionally painted portraits.

12 February 2014

Commissioned work

Violet 2013
acrylic on cotton
31 x 36 cm

28 August 2013

My painting Daisy photographed by the talented Cathy Marshall featured in a lovely advertisement for Wilma Art Framing in Ampersand magazine.

30 July 2013

solo exhibition

Infamesque

Seventh Gallery
31st July – 17th July 2013

12 June 2013

new work 2013

21 April 2013

new work

The beginning of a new series of portraits that combine both my own facial features with that of well known celebrity icons of our time, including the likes of Justin Bieber, Kayne, and Marilyn Monroe, creating an uncanny portrait gallery of celebrities and icons of popular culture.

In a similar vein to how Warhol sought to connect himself with celebrities, these portraits hijack the faces of the famous and famesque imbuing them with the artist’s own facial features. Whether to pay homage, exploit, self-aggrandize or as a cheaper alternative to plastic surgery, Honey’s portraits explore the construction and expansion of the Celebrity in both Hollywood and the artworld.

Kayne West’s mouth is substituted for the artists much-less famous grill, Michael Jackson’s ‘nose’ is his own, but not his eyes or lips. This series of portraits is an exploration into the creation of celebrity and celebrity obsession, including reflection on how these famous faces become instantly recognisable to us, ingrained in our psyche. Themes of western cultural identity underpin the works and are demonstrated via the layering of characters and subjects. The created portraits often become several times removed from the celebrity they refer to; like the mutation of Chinese whispers, David Bowie is encased by his alter (and painted) ego Ziggy Stardust, and morphed with the artist who is recreating his likeness. These works exploit celebrity, while also seeking to create and expand it. These portraits unabashedly reflect a contemporary generation obsessed with celebrity, immersed in Facebook, tweaked in Photoshop, and perfected by cosmetic surgery.

20 February 2012

solo exhibition

more on Bordeaux Hyatt: Faux Pas here

13 February 2012
Victor by Jessica Honey

review

The very talented Agnes So wrote a review of Bordeaux Hyatt: Faux Pas for the New Zealand site Vanguarded, you can read it here: vanguardredmagazine.co.nz/bordeaux-hyatt-faux-pas-jessica-honey

3 February 2012

solo exhibition

Bordeaux Hyatt: Faux Pas
Paradise Hills
03 February – 26 February 2012

19 September 2011

prize

Cliftons Art Prize 2011 Melbourne winner

29 March 2011

exhibition

One Armed Man Applauds the Kindness of Others

Bus Projects – Joint show with Harry Metcalf
29 March – 14 April 2011

1 February 2011

exhibition

Debut VII
Blindside
19 January – 05 February 2011