These paintings from Jen Mann Art are actually candid portraits of the artist's friends. ‘Strange Beauties’ is currently on display at the Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery until March 23rd at the West Gallery in Toronto. The Toronto artist says her works have been inspired by “the circus, illusions, dreams and the innocence of childhood” and says on the site that the show “captures the world through rose-tinted glasses.”

The candy and pastel-hued artworks are reminiscent of the vintage look filters on Instagram. Strange Beauties is an engaging and very modern show that will be sure to resonate with art fans in their 20s. Personally, I love the way Jen has portrayed her friends and captured each individual's essence in these candid portraits. The vivid colors and overlapping images combine to create a lasting impression.