Last week we visited the Los Angeles Art Show with a client to scope out some art. We saw great work from galleries from all over the globe. Check out a few of our favorites…
The first artist of note was Ahn Young Il, whose work hangs in the Baik Art booth. Baik Art is located at 2600 S. La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles. The artist is a Korean-born painter who has lived in LA for 50 years. According to Ahn’s biography, “for over a decade, Ahn has committed his fervent energy and nuanced understanding of light, color and spirituality to his Water Series, which comprises almost 400 monochrome paintings.” His use of color and material made his work some of the most inspiring of the show. Ahn’s painting Water SZLB15 is currently hanging in the Korean galleries at LACMA.
The LA Art Fair hosts galleries from all over the world. We were really taken with some of the South Korean artists at We Gallery. Heo Pil-Seok’s paintings especially caught our eye. In his statement, Pil-Seok writes “I spent most of my childhood in a small mountain village that I was a child. I used to imagine that there was always a big mountain back and forth surrounding the town, so what would be beyond that mountain? I could not help seeing the world beyond the mountains. It was like a mirage in childhood.” And that’s exactly how work seems, removed and mirage-like.
The LA Art Show is one of the largest art fairs in the world. It is a wonderful opportunity to see many great local and international artists. Make sure to check it out when it’s back in town in 2018!