"Incarnation" by Artist Shyama Golden

Los Angeles-based mostly artist Shyama Golden describes oil portray as her to start with adore. Even though she pursued a BFA in graphic design and expended a decade as a designer and illustrator, exhibiting her paintings only sporadically, Golden ultimately fully commited entire-time to her art observe in 2020. She now has a solo exhibition, “Incarnation,” on watch at Close friends In fact Gallery in San Francisco from September 15th-Oct 1st. 

That includes Sri Lankan masked people dancers disguised as Yakkas (devils) who traditionally execute in colorful and typically comedic exorcism rituals to eliminate unseen spirits creating physical and mental illnesses, Golden’s paintings depict the dancers in mundane American scenes, getting portion in numerous rituals when likely about their life. These imagined realities replicate her wish to join with parts of her cultural heritage which are disappearing, and have much more relevance today as tourist spectacle than their intended intent as an occult healing ritual. “They also act as manifestations of subconscious anxieties which comply with me in all places,” she says. Lots of of her existing paintings take inspiration from the semi-wild and hilly Mount Washington neighborhood in Los Angeles in which she lives.

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