Jess Hargreaves is a multidisciplinary artist who describes her practice as “contemporary irreverence.” She translates personal reactions to everyday encounters: the good and the bad, questioning their meaning and tangibility. Hargreaves situates herself within abstraction and expressionism, yet her practice remains rooted in still life. She aims to form a bridge between fine art and illustration. She achieves this by collecting words, phrases and imagery from the everyday, drawing on communication between the people around her. Hargreaves uses a catalogue of references from popular culture, literature and music; she incorporates typography and text to form a narrative through the lens of multiple social constructs.