This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"These two prints are a conversation about duality. One represents fire, and one represents water. Both elements cancel each other out, but have purposes to fulfill on their own. They are both essential for continuing life, but have the ability to take life. Yin and Yang. The style of this series was inspired by my recent trips to Thailand, Japan, and China. I visited a lot of temples and absorbed a lot of aesthetic information through out the places I went via textiles, architecture, crafts, etc. The ornate background also serves as an opposite to the floral subject matter, being hard and grid like, where as the flowers are organic and loose." - 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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