A Cat From Keewatin Avenue by KiSung Koh
8″ x 6″, 9.25″x 7.25″ x 2″, Oil on Canvas
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery:
LA Art Show 2016
Littletopia curated by Red Truck Gallery
Los Angeles Convention Center/West Hall A
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 8 pm – 11 pm Opening Night Premiere Party
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 11 am – 7 pm General Admission
Friday, January 29th, 2016 11 am – 7 pm General Admission
Saturday, January 30th, 2016 11 am – 7 pm General Admission
Sunday, January 31st, 2016 11 am – 5 pm General Admission
Participating artist with our booth KiSung Koh has been mentioned in: Walt Morton’s Picks: The Best Paintings at the LA Art Show, 2016 by John Seed on 01/31/16:
“A good exemplar of magical animal realism (a new mutant genre also explored by Martin Wittfooth and Heiko Müller.)”
Participating artist with our booth Mandy Chao has been mentioned in the same article as well:
“Fairytale magic realism meets surrealism. Many attempt this innocence, she’s got it.”
The oil painting Sink by Valerie Pobjoy for our booth at LA Art Show 2016 has been chosen by Huffington Post as BEST PUNK ROCK FEEL TO VALERIE POBJOY
Walt Morton’s Picks: The Best Paintings at the LA Art Show, 2016 by John Seed on 01/31/16
“Documentary and gritty, this smells like the real deal. One of the best paintings of a dirty sink I have ever seen. We’ve all been in this bathroom, alas.”
Read full article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-seed/walt-mortons-picks-the-be_b_9127012.html
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- 4th Year Anniversary Show from December 19th, 2015 to January 19th, 2016
- Life And Love from February 7th to March 4th, 2015
- 3rd Year Anniversary Show from December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015
- The Brave Ones from October 10th to November 5th, 2014
- Pandamonium from June 7th to 27th, 2014
- Of History And Hope from April 5th to May 2nd, 2014
KiSung Koh has received BAA in Illustration program from Sheridan College, ON, Canada in 2012.
KiSung was born in S.korea, 1985 and moved to Canada in 2006, live and work around Toronto.
“I love animals and natures like anyone else. They are all my inspirations.
My current works depict dreamy and imaginative place with animals and full of mysterious spirits where wildlife animals and I could feel secure and safe.
There is nothing more beautiful than when you actually see a wild animal in the nature. However, we rarely see them from where they are supposed to be and just don’t know how amazing they are to be alive.
In my paintings, I always think I should be integrated with nature and animals as I put myself into each painting and I want to share my thought and connect with people through my works.
As I see, feel, and hear animals, I also find more of myself.”
Artist Website: http://www.kisungkoh.com/
Artist Interview with Flower Pepper Gallery on Jan 2nd, 2016:
- How would you describe your own artwork?
I used to describe my works as spiritual, whimsical, mysterious, or magical because I am inspired by the “images” from my childhood memories that I think you can’t explain all the old memories clearly, but could visualize them. My previous series represented all the memories and how I used to think of “Nature”. These days, I put more of my daily life such as my emotions, daily dreams and even relationships between the worlds into my pieces. Of course, I can’t say every single piece I have made has all fancy meanings behind the piece, but there is always a reason, that’s how I was taught from my mentor.
- Can you talk about your creative process?
There is not certain creative process for me I think. I get inspirations from documentary videos, photos, my dog who must be another animal in another life, a cat who is always chilling across from my place, my dream, music, etc. I would start creating unclear image in my head from the inspiration, then I would do some sketches, after I get final image, I will start working on the painting.