Juxtapoz Magazine – We Are “Over the Moon” with So Youn Lee
Hashimoto Modern is pleased to existing Over The Moon, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-centered artist So Youn Lee. The exhibition will be Lee’s inaugural solo presentation at Hashimoto Contemporary.
For Around 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. Touring by way of pastel hued environments echoing Lee’s reminiscences and dreams, Mango seems to be out at the viewer, their significant eyes sparkling with curiosity. Mango’s cloud-like hair swirls all over their head, melding into the landscape. Rainbows, bubbles, eyeballs and stars are recurring symbols which can be observed scattered during 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 looking off into the distance, whilst luminous strokes of paint dance throughout the surface area like taking pictures stars.
Just after two many years put in exploring themes of internal sorrow, confusion and a need to really feel relationship, the new physique of do the job exhibits optimism and the research for silver linings. The artist captures a experience of innocence the gestural actions of her vibrant coloration palette brimming with a jubilant feeling of celebration. Full of hope and prepared to transfer forward, Lee considers this physique of get the job done the closure of her pandemic series.
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