Amy-Sol

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In Box” at Giant Robot.

In Box” is a group exhibition currently on display at GR2 in Los Angeles, California of artwork contained in a 12″ x 12″ box and was curated by artist Audrey Kawasaki.  In the show, which was incredibly well curated by Kawasaki, every artist was given a simple wooden box to let their imaginations run wild. The results are stellar.  Artists above: Nomi Chi, Audrey Kawasaki, Tran Nguyen, Edwin Ushiro, Kristina Collantes, Kelsey Beckett and Amy Sol.

Please continue below to see all of the work from “In Box.”

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Amy Sol spent her childhood years in Korea then moved to Las Vegas, NV where she currently lives and works. Though the style of her work is greatly influenced by a combination of manga, folk-art, vintage illustration and modern design, she remains a self taught artist. She has dedicated many years of her life mixing pigments and mediums to achieve a unique color palette of subtly muted tones.

The artist works intuitively from the beginning to end of each piece, with the intent that each painting’s theme or message can be interpreted subjectively. Within these delicate works, you may often find whimsical landscapes populated with exotic plants, animal and females… Amongst the expressions of each character are notions of peaceful reflection and a sense of companionship.

Artist website and tumblr.

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home - run with us !

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LAX / SFO” At Hashimoto Contemporary.

Currently showing at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, California is Los Angeles’s Thinkspace Gallery curated show “LAX / SFO.”  The show features over 60 artist’s brand new 14" x 14" works and is on display until November 1st, 2014.  (Above: Casey Weldon, Amy Sol, Brian Viveros, Allison Sommers and Jacub Gagnon).  See a ton more work from the show below:

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Artist Amy Sol has always had a special affinity for forests and nature. Though she now lives and works in the dry desert region of Las Vegas, she spent her childhood years in Korea, where the landscape is dotted with lush evergreen forests. In fact, it could be said that forests taught her how to paint- when Amy Sol was little, she would pause VHS tapes of Disney classics and copy the Tyrus Wong oil backgrounds in Bambi and Eyvind Earle’s stylized landscapes in Sleeping Beauty. 

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If I were to define Korean-American artist Amy Sol’s paintings with just one word, it would be enchanting. I find her use of subtle colors, flowing lines, and earthy motifs magical. I can stare at her works for hours.

Another reason why I love her art so much is because the young girls she paints remind me of mori girls. They look ethereal, innocent and one with nature.

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SLUMBEROUS

[adjective]

1. sleepy; heavy with drowsiness, as the eyelids.

2. causing or inducing sleep.

3. pertaining to, characterised by, or suggestive of slumber.

4. inactive or sluggish; calm or quiet.

Etymology: from Middle English slumeren, frequentative of slumen, “to doze”, derivative of Old English slūma, “sleep”.

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