Call for Entries Accepted Artists
San Francisco, California, USA
Is It Worth a Chance
When looking back into the past, I am fascinated by the fashions, the glamour, and the way of life. I am interested in the nostalgia I feel when thumbing through the photos and the questions that these feelings pose. I consider the way we approach contemporary pop culture icons now and the ways they appeared in the past.
I choose a figure from my library of photographs that I would like to depict in paint. I then intuitively marry the figure over a background made up of pattern created and inspired by my daily work, decorative painting. When taking the figure out of the photograph, I inherently dissect the narrative within the photograph and begin to create a new more open-ended story.
By excluding depth in the work I am creating a faux reality, playing with time and context. I am intrigued by the juxtaposition of the figure-ground relationship. The patterns I create add to the personality and story behind each individual, which challenge their artificial poses. By using gold leaf and other decorative methods I pay homage to these characters I am inspired by.
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or ideas. Please note that we support expression, whether it is controversial or not, but our intention is never to offend.
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Our owner and curator is Linnea Lenkus, who has two portrait studios in Los Angeles and seeks to promote high quality artists.