Acrylic/ Mixed on Wood Panel
I saw this artist first in Juxtapoz magazine (a great source for inspiration..you should consider subscribing) and love the way that they incorporate face painting and cultural inspiration into the overall aesthetic of the work. I'm always looking for different ways to incorporate concept into portraiture and think that Silvia Ji is doing phemonimal work in this area. The symbolism in her work incorporates a variety of cultural contexts in a current, street-art-esque manner. Beyond the conceptual element, Silvia Ji's work blends a controlled technical approach with balanced textural elements and alluring composition. Check out her work by clicking on the image above or find Silvia Ji in my artists links.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!