Friday, June 13, 2008

The Haunting Portraits of Sylvia Ji

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Sylvia Ji paints beautiful women. She paints their faces, their bodies. And somehow, she also seems to paint their souls. Forgive us if we sound pretentious, but when we look into the eyes of a Slyvia Ji portrait, it seems as if we can see beyond the eyes, into the heart, and get just a glimpse of what the subject is thinking or feeling. And sometimes, the eyes are the only part of the woman's face we can see, since much of her work features women with faces painted like ornate skeletons, evoking Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations. And the eyes entrance us.

Ms. Ji's newest show goes up at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, this Saturday, June 14th, reception from 7 PM to 11 PM. A good deal of the work is already sold, but go to White Walls' website for a chance to snap up one of the remaining paintings. Luckily, you can also purchase a Sylvia Ji print at the art print, an online retailer. Go here for Ms. Ji's work. The prints are giclees, are 14" x 14", and go for $145.

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Sylvia Ji's Official Site

Sylvia Ji's New Show at White Walls

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

cool

Anonymous said...

cool

Anonymous said...

her work is amazing!