Distinction Gallery has made waves at its first appearance at the LA Art Show. The curation of their booth and choice of artists have art fair visitors talking. Established in 2004,Distinction Gallery represents a variety of artists from different career stages (Emerging, mid-career and veteran professional artists). At the LA Art Show 2016, Distinction Gallery is presenting a body of work which is a mixture of surrealism, pop and modern portraiture.
Continuing our spotlight on Distinction Gallery, ArtCrasher is highlighting 3 more artists whose work is on display at Distinction Gallery's booth (635) at the fair.
"Kari-Lise Alexander's expressive work explores themes rooted in her Scandinavian heritage. Innocent maidens float in worlds of their own making, oftentimes losing themselves in their daydreams. At a young age Kari-Lise was always experimenting with paints, pencils, pastels and anything else she could get her hands on. In 2000 she studied fine art for two semesters but left college to pursue other interests. It wasn't until spring of 2009 that her heart led her back to painting and she hasn't stopped since. Working from her home studio in Seattle, Kari-Lise creates paintings that captivate the viewer. Her work often reflects the Norwegian folk art of rosemaling. This traditional art is given a contemporary feel in many of Kari-Lise's paintings as it wraps and entwines itself within the composition, sometimes floating as a ghost as if it were an ancestral reminder."
"Born in Southern California, Casey Weldon spent the majority of his formative years there graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After operating a studio out of Las Vegas, Weldon relocated to New York, then California, and now Portland where he works as a full time artist. His fine art, imbued with a sumptuous illustrative quality, is indicative of his profession. Weldon mixes iconography of today and the past to evoke a sense of humor, nostalgia, fantasy and even melancholy within the viewer. His pallet and haunting subjects recall the Surrealist masters like Breton and de Chirico."
"After a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts and an Interior Designer Degree from ESAG Penninghen in Paris in 1998, my first contract was with an advertising agency to give Malboro Classics flagship stores a total makeover...I rapidly realized that no place was left for what is the most important to me: creativity, imagination and personal accomplishment. It suddenly clicked. My daughter inspires me and let me spread my wings: going back to childhood was obvious.Thus in 2006, I swapped my architectural plans to let my paintbrushes express themselves again and to allow my imagination to have free play."