Forest Candy Shop Owner by Joanne Nam
Oil and Gold Leaf on Wood, 14″ x 11″ x 1.625″
Current Exhibition at Flower Pepper Gallery: The Language of Nature from August 26th to September 20th, 2017
Previous Exhibitions at Flower Pepper Gallery:
- 4th Year Anniversary Show from December 19th, 2015 to January 19th, 2016
- Of History And Hope from April 5th to May 2nd, 2014
- A Tribute To Our Own Fairy Tale from September 7th to October 4th, 2013
Artist Biography & Statement:
Joanne Nam is a LA based illustrator.
“I was born in Korea and spent most of my childhood in the middle of a forest. Most of the subject matters of the paintings I created were from those memories in the forest. However, I avoided reproducing simple images of the memories, but I wanted to express the impression of them. The visual images of memories in my head are vague and most of times hard to tell, but the feeling of it is the thing that lasts. If you look at my painting and feel something from it, that is what I tried to convey.” – Joanne Nam
Joanne graduated from Art Center College of Design and currently working on oil paintings, graphite drawings, and pottery.
2013, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Illustration, with honors
“Los Angeles based Korean artist Joanne Nam’s paintings also carry deep emotion and haunting beauty that capture moments of reflection and contemplation. The stark lighting in each piece highlights the contrasting elements felt from each painting. All at once peace and unseen chaos collide to create these charged pieces that feel hopeful in spite of their melancholy. This tension instantly allures the viewer and wraps them in a moment so enchanting, it’s hard to break away.” – by Emiko Woods for Press Release of The Language of Nature at Flower Pepper Gallery
Artist Website: http://shjnam.tumblr.com/