Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Stella Im Hultberg Exhibition Information - Memento Mori - @ Thinkspace

韓国生まれで、現在はアメリカで活動しているStella Im Hultbergの個展"Memento Mori"が2009年7月10日から2009年8月7日にかけて開催される。

Stella Im Hultbergの作品については、水彩で描かれた淡い少女たちの世界ってイメージが頭にあった。以前エントリに貼り付けたのが水彩の作品だったからというのもあったのかもしれないが、久しぶりにサイトで作品を見るまで、油絵の作品もあったことすっかりを忘れていた。

Memento Mori
Stella Im Hultberg
July 10th - August 7th, 2009

Stella Im Hultberg
Memento Mori

(Statement) When I begin a painting, I don’t start with a clear idea or message. The early stages are abstract and vague and the work then develops organically as I paint. There’s no specific concept but a blurry idea I try to clarify as each layer of paint is built up.

An underlying unifying theme of identities and duality seems to permeate much of my work. Identity as a human being, the frail and the strong; identity as an individual; identity in relation to others or the environment; and even dual, overlapped, confused identities.

The process of creating a painting is what intrigues me most, like finding pieces of a puzzle. The figures (women) in my paintings are a vessel through which I can connect with the world. The unseen moments, the unspoken words, the indescribable emotions that permeate much of our lives… those are the elements I try to capture and represent through the figures in my work.

(Bio) Stella Im Hultberg’s paintings are conceived in varying combinations of ink, watercolor, and oils on paper, wood and canvas. Her portraits of women are rendered in easy, flowing lines with soft hues that transcend the typical critiques of feminine beauty, inherent in today’s self conscious society.

Hultberg originally studied Industrial Design at CSU, which naturally segued into work as a toy designer early on in her career. Work in the design industry serendipitously led to her building on her natural talents as an artist and a career as a self-taught painter soon followed. Having grown up in Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan, she has a diverse blend of cultural influences to pull from.

Hultberg has shown her work with such prestigious galleries at Lineage Gallery (now Joshua Liner Gallery), Roq La Rue, Gallery 1988, Limited Addiction, and Corey Helford. With solo shows ahead at Copro Gallery and Josh Liner Gallery in the coming year, things will only continue to bloom for this young artist.

Thinkspace Gallery
4210 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Thur-Sun 1-6PM or by appointment

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