Lavaughan Jenkins

Lavaughan Jenkins in his Roxbury studio

Lavaughan Jenkins’ paintings push the boundaries of medium by using oil paint to make three dimensional work—what he refers to as “3D Paintings”. Jenkins begins each piece with a skeleton of wire and molding paste, and then applies four or five dense coats of oil paint to flesh them out. He employs traditional methods to build layer after layer of vibrant brushstrokes until his paintings begin to imitate sculpture. The work takes emphasis away from form and focuses on light and color, mapping a journey for the eye across the surface. 

Lavaughan Jenkins was born in Florida, and lives and works in Boston. He has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has participated in the Yale University Norfolk Residency Program. He was the recipient of the Blanche E. Coleman Award in 2015, and the Rob Moore Grant in 2002. He has exhibited in galleries internationally, most recently at the Beaver Country Day School in Newton, MA, MassArt Galleries in Boston, MA, 666 Artspace in Beijing, China, Oasis Gallery in Beijing, China, and Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston, MA.



Duchess in Green
Oil paint with foam structure 
11 x 15 x 8 in.

12 x 6 x 5 in.

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10 x 6 x 5 in.

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