Kristin Kwan coaxes the magic out of nature in her dreamlike oil work. Emphasizing a quiet surrealism centered on vegetation, animals, and Earth’s landscapes, her works draw on allegories, symbolism, and fable. Suffused with fantastical particulars, every portray begins “devoid of that means,” Kwan shares, saying that whereas they replicate her personal musings, she hopes the ensuing items are open-ended. “I like to think about a portray as some form of communal scaffold or trellis that that means can develop on, my very own alongside viewers,” the artist lately advised Lovely Weird, which awarded her the 2022 artwork prize for “The Golden Afternoon” proven under.
Kwan is at present making ready for 2 group exhibits, one in Might at Tugboat Gallery in her present metropolis of Lincoln, Nebraska, and one other in August at Seattle’s Roq La Rue. She additionally has a solo present scheduled for December at Nucleus in Los Angeles. For glimpses into her course of and studio and to maintain up together with her newest works, head to Instagram.
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