By Molly Wilcox
"What happens when incredibly artistic people couple up with other incredibly artistic people? In some cases, it’s the stuff of magic. The artists below create some of today’s most evocative and unique work, and we can’t help but wonder how their similarly talented partners have helped spur them on. Historic comparisons to the artistic partnerships of poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning of the mid-19th century, Dutch painters Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe in the early 20th century or John Lennon and Yoko Ono of the 1960s come to mind. Whatever the case, we’re diving into the relationships of some of the art world’s trendiest couples and their recent collaborations.
Jenna Gribbon and Mackenzie Scott
The music video for “Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head,” a new single from TORRES’s 2021 album Thirstier, is a journey through the everyday love of band frontwoman Mackenzie Scott and her artist partner Jenna Gribbon. As a figurative painter who focuses on the female form, Gribbon’s muses are complex, far from perched on a pedestal and include Scott. A handful of Gribbon’s recent intimate paintings feature the singer, proving their artistic inspirations are certainly requited."