Los Angeles-based artist Shyama Golden describes oil painting as her initially appreciate. While she pursued a BFA in graphic style and spent a decade as a designer and illustrator, exhibiting her paintings only sporadically, Golden finally dedicated comprehensive-time to her art exercise in 2020. She now has a solo exhibition, “Incarnation,” on look at at Close friends Certainly Gallery in San Francisco from September 15th-October 1st.
That includes Sri Lankan masked folk dancers disguised as Yakkas (devils) who customarily complete in vibrant and frequently comedic exorcism rituals to get rid of unseen spirits creating bodily and psychological conditions, Golden’s paintings depict the dancers in mundane American scenes, getting component in a variety of rituals when likely about their lives. These imagined realities reflect her desire to connect with pieces of her cultural heritage which are disappearing, and have additional relevance these days as vacationer spectacle than their supposed intent as an occult healing ritual. “They also act as manifestations of unconscious anxieties which follow me all over the place,” she claims. Several of her current paintings acquire inspiration from the semi-wild and hilly Mount Washington community in Los Angeles exactly where she life.
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