Jessica Rique is a multimedia artist based in London. In 2020 she obtained her BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. She predominantly works with photography and drawing, which are the mediums she choses to tell stories through. Developing portraits of the cities and of the mind, the recurrent subjects she works with are time, nostalgia, animism, uncanny and objecthood. Working on the attachment to the homeland. She is drawn to shapes, an interest that manifests itself within her drawings and in an aesthetic that combines industrial elements and nature.
Her practice regularly refers to the aura and how it allows individuals to connect with the uncanny. The titles used either in drawings or photographs often romanticise the narratives and contrast with the absence of a human figure, yet enhance the inhuman element within the works. The artist’s work is a reflection of passing time, interpreting photographs as gifts offered by the cities, allowing the artist to interrogate the effect of time on different materials — similar to an archival process — looking at things changing, becoming less and more familiar.