Detroit-based Ouizithrives both in beautiful large scale floral murals as well as intricate gallery works and her latest editions Huo & Shui are a true testament to that. These Asian inspired hand-pulled screen prints were created here in the 1xRUN Detroit studios with Master Screen Printer Jonny Alexander, read on for more behind these beautiful editions...
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ABOUT THIS ART
The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"I have been making art since I can remember. I started pursuing illustration when I was in high school per my art teachers suggestion. I started painting murals in 2012 after I first visited Detroit.
I was very inspired by all the artists coming through Giant Robot. Eric Nakamura brought in some of the most insane illustrators and makers, and I was lucky enough to be one of them!" - Ouizi
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Louise Chen aka Ouizi works primarily on a large scale, with subject matter that is in in the realm of ornament and design. Her primary practice stemmed from working as an illustrator and fabricator in Los Angeles, and has since transitioned to murals upon her relocation to Detroit in 2013. With her highly recognized style, her public artworks in Detroit have become so popular that it has brought her opportunities to paint all over the country and occasionally abroad. She is currently working on experimenting with different ideas in her studio and working towards opening a co-operative creative space on the East side of Detroit where she resides.
Her aesthetic is inspired by folk, indigenous, and spiritual art, as well as patterns found in nature, and patterns from textiles and wallpaper. What she chooses as her main subject is often what other artists would use in the margins as she places a lot of value on the edges. Mark making and craftsmanship are critical to appreciating her work, both are important to her as she makes a lot of effort in producing harmony between line work, composition, and color. She is always working towards masterful execution in all aspects of her practice, and considers herself more of an artisan than an artist.
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