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JT Winik is a Canadian visual artist whose figurative paintings are psychological explorations of isolation, interpersonal relationships, gender analysis and female sexuality. Based in Kingston, ON, Canada, Winik has dedicated herself to painting full time since 1996. Four to six months a year she has worked in Amsterdam or Spain, mostly the latter, and also Mexico. During these periods she has valued the opportunity to work intensely and to interact with colleagues and others who, with their lives, their perspectives and integrity, have often inspired the direction of her work.
JT explains her work by saying, “My work is about dichotomies. The intellect battles with the heart, for instance, yet, they are able to dance, interact, and influence each other – they are engaged in a disparate (and desperate) tango, stepping on each other’s feet – sometimes arguing loudly, and at other times, steaming in silence. Exploring this interplay is to a great degree what feeds my work.”