Artist Reception: May 2nd, 2013 from 6-8pm to coincide with Laguna Beach ArtWalk
JoAnne Artman Gallery is delighted to welcome back artist Rimi Yang for another Solo Exhibition! Rimi's distinctive style and old world feel is reminiscent of Fine Art Masters. With a contemporary take on figurative and abstract art, Rimi’s work reflects the juxtaposition and deconstruction of classic philosophies: East meets West, Traditional meets Modern, Masculine meets Feminine. All captured within the souls of her paintings.
International artist Rimi Yang portrays the Yin and Yang of life and its uncertainties. Her emotional work explores the human psyche and its relation in connecting to polar opposites. Yang’s paintings are both dramatic yet whimsical. Rimi illustrates an attraction as well as repulsion to abstract expressionism. Her use of thick painted surfaces applied with gestural brushstrokes point to the characteristics of abstraction; the attraction. These artistic elements are reminiscent of artists such as Gustav Klimt and Claude Monet.
Yang’s portraiture is similar to that of Klimt, as both contain a heavy use of paint and texture. The same painterly quality is also seen between Monet and Yang. Rimi Yang portrays the duality of her relationship to abstract expressionism by painting figurative work. Her subject matter is the repulsion to abstract expressionism depicting portraits, landscapes, and still life; all elements of the figurative approach. Her method is loose and spontaneous. Rimi's work celebrates the moment with emotion, materializing onto the canvas.
Rimi Yang’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.
JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come alive in North Laguna!