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Janet Gunther

Janet Guenther is an artist and electronic musician in Boulder, CO.

Janet’s work brings organic lines, pattern and graphically illustrative portraiture an edgy urban quality that is unique, quirky at times, visually powerful and alive! Every piece has a heartbeat. A narrative. And Janet has chosen to use wood to carry that idea further. In stead of a clean white canvas, the wood already brings its own story to the table… The grain. The knots. The wood has already finished it’s own life life cycle and presents its story as a way to enhance the artwork. Janet makes choices and modifies designs to incorporate and even showcase the character of the wood she chooses for her work.

She is in search of the perfect juxtaposition of pattern vs. organic through graphic lines creating portraiture. She is highly influenced by Art Nouveau painters like Alphonse Mucha, Audrey Kowasaki, comic books and graphic novels, Magna, meticulous fantasy painters like Michael Parks, as well as the amazing underground graffiti artists who dapple urban landscapes. During College, she lived in the heart of Baltimore, MD and found inspiration in the quirky urban culture that can only be found in that awesomely time-warped city and took it with her out west. She dances a beautiful, elegant yet playful edge that brings inescapable life and whimsy to her work!
Jayce (Janet) stumbled into a club called Fever in Baltimore, MD in 1993. She was properly introduced to electronic music by the likes of Scott Henry, Donnie Berlin, Ivan G, The Hardkiss Brothers, Roni Size, LTJ Bookem, DieselBoy, Infinity, Rabbit in the Moon and countless more incredible DJs and electronic producers. She fell in love, immediately bought turntables and started filling crates with vinyl. She spun records as DJ Inter Planet Janet in the Baltimore/DC area through highschool and college. In high school, she started creating electronic music of her own under the name Jayce, and she has not stopped! She grew up singing, so creating electronic music to sing over was the natural progression.

Jayce moved to Boulder, CO in 2001 and has found inspiration in those hills ever since. There, she studied traditional African and Afro-Cuban drumming as well as Latin rhythms and encorporates them, as well as her love for classical music, hip hop, jazz, soul, 80’s pop and 90’s pop and glitch.

Her ever-evolving music is described as a sexy, soulful, glitched-out blend of House, Breaks, Dubstep and a whatever else must be part of her vision in that sacred moment of creation. Her original music has been used in adventure films including “The Sharp End” by Sender Films, “Dosage V” and “Seasons Greetings” by Big Up Productions, “Rocky Mountain Highball” by Yama Studio, as well as many adventure shorts and ads by various companies including Glenfiddich Scotch, Arc’Teryx and The North Face.

Even though she continues to slay adventures, write music, sing, DJ old-school vinyl sets and paint in the foothills of the Rockies, her eyes will always reflect the sea…

Mark
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