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. […]

Biography / Joanne Nam

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

Featured on Urban Nation / Joanne Nam

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ONE WALL BY BUSTART
The new mural by BustArt at Artpark Tegel is entitled “Departure” and picks up a current topic: the upcoming closure of Tegel Airport. Locally close to the airport, the residents around Neheimer Strasse 4 can now look forward to a
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ONE WALL BY JIM AVIGNON
News from Artpark Tegel: The Berlin painter, illustrator, musician and concept artist Jim Avignon has created a new ONE WALL that expresses the zeitgeist and asks the question of the future between uncertainty and a mood of departure. The new
New facade of the URBAN NATION Museum
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New museum facade by Dave the Chimp & friends
The URBAN NATION museum presents itself with a new, humorous face. The new facade design by Dave the Chimp and four other artists from Berlin not only encourages more solidarity and thus addresses a very current socio-political topic, it is
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„Hier & Jetzt“ – a wall by Maja Hürst
Science, research and urban art – in the new artwork by the Swiss artist Maja Hürst, these three components form a wonderful overall picture that not only convinced a jury in terms of content and aesthetics, but also completely meets
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ONE WALL by Emily Eldridge
Berlin has become a little more colourful again in the last few days: The American artist Emily Eldridge, who lives in Berlin, created a new ONE WALL and enriches the neighborhood around Kastanienplatz in Kreuzberg with lots of color and