Joanne Nam

California / USA

Korean born and California based artist Joanne Nam is renowned for her artworks, mostly known for the subjects in her oil paintings derived from old childhood memories, remembering her growing up in a forest surrounded by wild trees and animals. Her works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017. […]

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Korean born and California based artist Joanne Nam is renowned for her artworks, mostly known for the subjects in her oil paintings derived from old childhood memories, remembering her growing up in a forest surrounded by wild trees and animals. Her works are featured as a part of the opening of the URBAN NATION Museum in 2017.

Known for her softly coloured paintings of girls posed in a blend of realism and surrealism, Nam avoids to just reproduce these memories but started focusing on her impression, the feeling of it to make the visual images in her heads visible in her more and more dreamlike artworks, in the form of females or animals against desolate, wooded backdrops with single-word titles like ‘Lucid’, ‘Numb’ or ‘Belong’. Joanne Nam today works and lives in Los Angeles and graduated from the Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California

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