Winner's Circle nine paintings by Myungja Anna Koh
Painting enthusiasts and art lovers of the community! I am thrilled to share a special event that will ignite your senses and transport you into a world of artistic wonder. The Winner's Circle exhibition, hosted at Gallery North from June 1st to July 9th, promises to be a captivating celebration of creativity and talent.
As an artist who has poured my heart and soul into my paintings, I am delighted to present a collection of my own works that have been meticulously crafted, akin to writing a daily diary of colors. Each brush stroke, every layer of pigment, has been a part of my artistic journey—a journey that I am now eager to share with all of you.
So, without further ado, let me introduce you to nine paintings that will grace the walls of the Winner's Circle exhibition, inviting you to immerse yourself in their beauty and embrace the stories they whisper.
My garden, Watercolor
In the ethereal realm of my dreams, a wondrous garden unfolds—a garden like no other, where imagination takes flight and colors dance upon the canvas of the sky. Within this enchanted sanctuary, the technique of stamping watercolors on balloons becomes a gateway to a realm of dreamy and dynamic expression.
The winter tree, 2022
In this artistic process, balloons become the catalysts for expression, their spherical forms mirroring the rounded silhouette of trees. With delicate precision, the balloons are dipped in ink or paint, capturing the essence of the artist's vision. As they meet the canvas, a gentle stamping motion ensues, leaving behind impressions that echo the intricate network of branches. Each stamp is a testimony to the beauty that thrives in the harshest seasons. Through this technique, the vitality of trees in winter is unveiled captivatingly. The contrast between the branches' starkness and the stamped impressions' vibrancy ignites a dialogue between strength and fragility. It conveys a profound message of endurance and the ability to find beauty even in the harshest of circumstances.
At the beach, 2022
As the golden orb of the sun begins its descent, casting its warm hues across the vast expanse of the sky, the beachscape emerges like a canvas awaiting an artist's touch. The tranquil sea, kissed by the fading light, transforms into a tapestry of ethereal blues and shimmering golds.
Layer by layer, the artist's brush delicately caresses the paper, merging shades of cerulean and ultramarine, mimicking the depths of the ocean.
The celebration of tree energy, 2022
With fluid strokes and an uninhibited spirit, the canvas becomes a playground for the celebration of tree energy. The artist abandons conventional techniques, embracing the freedom of improvised paint smearing to convey the vibrant essence of these majestic beings. In this improvisational approach, the artist seeks to capture not just the physical presence of trees, but their energetic aura. The colors seem to pulsate, radiating life force and vitality. Each stroke whispers of the trees' whispered secrets, their wisdom embedded in the very fabric of their being.
As the painting takes shape, the artist embraces the unpredictable nature of the medium, embracing imperfections and happy accidents. The smears and smudges become a testament to the wildness of the natural world, a reminder that beauty often emerges from chaos.
Still life, 2022
Small vases beautifully complement nature's gifts, such as flowers and foliage. They provide an ideal vessel to showcase the delicate beauty of blooms and greenery. With their petite size, small vases effortlessly bring the wonders of nature indoors.
The rocks in the nature, 2022
A painting of a rock captures the intriguing allure of Earth's formations.
Through meticulous brush strokes, I bring out the intricate details, textures, and colors of rocks in our artwork. Each stroke on the canvas completes the small Earth encapsulated within the rock's essence. The portrayal of rocks invites us to appreciate the beauty and history that lies within them.
In the picture, I can celebrate the remarkable artistry sculpted by nature itself.
The rotus, 2022
Lotus flowers hold a special place in my heart for their radiant beauty amidst murky waters. They inspire awe as they stand tall, untouched by the muddiness that surrounds them. In their solitary elegance, they symbolize resilience and inner strength.
Envy fills me as I witness their ability to shine brightly despite challenging circumstances. The lotus flower reminds me to embrace my own inner light and rise above adversity. I find solace in their aloofness, a reminder that even in darkness, we can find our own brilliance.
Through painting them, I capture their essence and preserve their presence forever. Each brushstroke immortalizes its delicate petals and vibrant colors on the canvas.
They become a timeless reminder of the fleeting moments of nature's grace.
In their preserved form, these flowers continue to bring joy and inspiration to my days. A testament to their enduring charm, they forever bloom in my heart and art.
From the depths of my soul, a blue beta emerged,
Brushstrokes danced upon the canvas, and a masterpiece surged.
No longer trapped in a creative slump's strife,
My inner artistry awakened a new lease on life.
Like a fish, it wriggled, vibrant and alive,
A symbol of the depths within, where passions thrive.
In hues of azure, my spirit soared, and art's magic revived.
Myungja Anna Koh