Hashimoto Modern is pleased to existing In excess of The Moon, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist So Youn Lee. The exhibition will be Lee’s inaugural solo presentation at Hashimoto Up to date.
For Above The Moon, the artist will be exhibiting a collection of new paintings showcasing her legendary youthful genderless explorer Mango and their sidekick, a white French Bulldog named Choco. Traveling by pastel hued environments echoing Lee’s memories and goals, Mango seems out at the viewer, their large eyes sparkling with curiosity. Mango’s cloud-like hair swirls all-around their head, melding into the landscape. Rainbows, bubbles, eyeballs and stars are recurring symbols which can be identified scattered all over the perform.
The seminal piece in the exhibition, titled The Lunch depicts Mango multiplied, posed and lounging reminiscent of Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe. A plump Choco is in the foreground, sitting down on the grass and seeking off into the distance, when luminous strokes of paint dance throughout the area like capturing stars.
After two years put in checking out themes of inner sorrow, confusion and a drive to really feel relationship, the new system of function displays optimism and the search for silver linings. The artist captures a experience of innocence the gestural actions of her vivid colour palette brimming with a jubilant sense of celebration. Full of hope and all set to transfer ahead, Lee considers this physique of perform the closure of her pandemic sequence.
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