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.
Amy Sol will be having a solo show, “Incantation,” open this Saturday, September 14th at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, California. Sol’s pastel palette slyly mirrors her magical themes making for work that shines in a soft, warm glow that is hard not to love. See more of Amy’s new work below:
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.
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.