Went to an Art Show last weekend »>
Pro-Ject made a pilgrimage to Known Gallery on Fairfax in Los Angeles this past Saturday night to witness the SEE LIFE show, with art by Amandalynn, Lady Mags and Tatiana Suarez. In association with The Seventh Letter crew, Known shows (at least) monthly, and always provides inspiration in heaps.
The blurb on the show:
"This trio has been working hard to prepare a select body of work dedicated to the theme of ‘See Life’. The artworks depict the curious nature of the world under and above water, including: creatures, enticing feminine deities, and waves of opulent color. Here are a few preview images of works to be displayed…"
"Amandalynn is an artist with an array of expertise in different mediums and applications. She is a long time San Francisco based Muralist, Fine Artist, Conservator, Sign Painter and Designer. Within her fine art, Amandalynn is recognized for her sensual portraits of seductive yet secretive women. Her street art murals reflect similar imagery, which she began painting on the streets of San Francisco in 2001, with the Seventh Letter crew. Amandalynn currently works as a Sculpture Conservation Paint Specialist, using many of her learned techniques from her continued work in the Automotive painting industry."
About Tatiana Suarez:
“Tatiana Suarez is an emerging Miami based artist and a graduate of Florida International University’s school of Art. Her preferred mediums are watercolor paint with pen and markers, and occasionally oil paint. Her life-long fascination with faces and how human facial features work together to produce a seemingly unending possibility of emotional expression is what inspires her to create unique, vivid, and emotional portraits.
Suarez’s artwork explores the concepts of duality through the usage of contrasting visual extremes in her work. She achieves this by juxtaposing vividly colored portraits against stark, mostly empty backgrounds and by playing with color anomalies in her work. The contrasting themes present in her work embody femininity and also power, and her portraits are often effeminate yet confrontational.
She chooses to work primarily with watercolor due to the whimsical nature of the paint – it can be handled gently to produce soft effects and washes, or can be applied boldly and dangerously. The medium can often be unpredictable and, at times, uncontrollable, but with the light touch of a white pen or a black marker the illusion of calm and control can be achieved where there was once chaos. The process in which she works can be described in this way – as a calm chaos. She works from a rough sketch and colors intuitively so that her pieces develop organically and very little of her artwork is pre-planned.”
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