Entries for July 2014

22 jul 2014Made in L.A.

Andrea Joki_Fade Out_Counterpoint.jpgMade in L.A., 2014Andrea Joki_Counterpoint.jpgAndrea Joki, Counterpoint, oil and acrylic on linen, 30" x 24"Andre Joki_Fade Out_30" x 24"_web.jpgAndrea Joki, Fade Out, oil and acrylic on linen, 30" x 24"

I was a resident artist at East Side International Art Space in Los Angeles for three months earlier this year.  While in LA, I completed a series of paintings (all plein air!) that continue my painterly obsession with merging opposites.  Lately, my paintings have sparked conversations with interesting people (scientists and poets) about how the visual language evokes ideas of physics and music.  

More than once and at random places (the grocery store), people familiar with my paintings have asked me if I'm influenced by Steve Reich.  I am a fan.  I was lucky to be in Los Angeles during the Minimalist Music Festival at Disney Hall.  A four-hour performance of more than a dozen minimalist compositions is still resonating with me.  Many of the paintings I made during my stay are named after Reich compositions performed that evening.

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