LA Artcore presents a three-person painting exhibit that examines shifting perspectives within contemporary projections of landscape.
Los Angeles artist Jin Sil Kim's paintings project landscapes as a connection between both traditional and modern notions of the landscape. Kim extends the traditional Korean and Chinese landscape genre by adjusting its format to reflect memory. Kim also projects fragments of landscape utilizing shaped canvases and Buddhist symbolism.
The cropped oil paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Victoria Loschuk explore the landscape through its relationship to photography and the individuated gaze of looking. Loschuk's cropped compositions are composed of numerous gestural brush strokes. The paintings' densely worked surfaces produce subtly-shifting tonalities and explore relationships between color and light.
The paintings of Los Angeles artist Hung Viet Nguyen observe specimens in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, an old-growth forest in Central California with trees over four-thousand years old. Though each specimen is centrally composed, Nguyen develops ambiguous relationships between the foreground, middle ground, and background. Nguyen's heavily built-up surfaces add sculptural dimension, while each section is stylistically compartmentalized. Nguyen's paintings through their use of saturated pigments, visual contrast, and physicality express a fully-realized and all-encompassing conception of both the creative process through the artist's ongoing involvement with this site