I can't wait for Sylvia's solo exhibition, titled "Las Adelitas", this coming July at the Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC! Her dark and delectable darlings are so eerie and beautiful makes me want to cry. I think one of Sylvia's paintings will be my next tattoo...hmmm. Que bonita no!?
Sylvia Ji is a master of capturing the dark side of the beautiful and the sublime. Macabre ‘Day Of The Dead’ catrinas intermingle with exotic empresses, with a regal elegance. Ji’s imagery is a visual elixir of life and death, combining sacred symbolism with mystical glamour and opulence. Influenced by historical costumery, Ji incorporates Baroque detailing such as luxurious tapestries, ornamental feathers, and gold leafing into her work for a more elaborate and decorative effect.
Ji’s work encapsulates an alluring beauty that is both cutting edge and a nod to time-honored technique. Her paintings are symbolic reflections of herself, portraits of people she knows or nameless faces set in a landscape of fleeting and decaying beauty. Possessing an artistic voice as unique as the times we live in, Ji is at once contemplative, spiritual, enigmatic, and yet whimsically funny. Above all else, it is perhaps beauty that emerges as her defining characteristic, and her art reflects this: an extension of herself; a passionate appreciation of simple aesthetic pleasure fused with intimately complex subject matter.
Sylvia Ji was born in 1982, and raised in San Francisco, California, where she received her BFA at the Academy of Art University. Upon graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles in 2005 where she currently resides. Ji’s work has been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions including White Walls, Thinkspace, Lineage Gallery, BLVD Gallery, and Art Basel’s Art Fair Now. She has been profiled in publications such as Juxtapoz, Trace, and Mesh Magazine, and her painting “Dona Dolorosa” graced the cover of the LA Weekly.
July 10 to August 7, 2010
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 West 28th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. (See this map on Google Maps.)
By subway: C / E to 23rd Street or A / C / E to 34th Street at 8th Avenue.
Open Tuesday — Saturday, 11 — 6PM.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
SATURDAY, MAY 22ND
HEINEKEN MEZCLASONIC DJS:
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Baila cuando esta feliz
Dance when you're happy
Baila cuando esta enfadado
Dance when you're angry
Baila cuando esta triste
Dance when you're sad
Baila cuando esta enamorado
Dance when you're in love
Baila cuando esta frustrado
Dance when you're frustrated
Make your blood boil from lust
Make your body sweat from passion
Make your eyes sting from tears
Make your mouth thirst for drink
Make your skin bruise from anger
Make your arms bleed from blades
Make your feet ache from dancing
Make your knuckles crack from building
Make your brain swell from knowledge
Make your heart break from lost love
Make your heart mend from new found love
Baila en las calles
Dance in the streets
Baila en los clubs
Dance in the clubs
Baila en las bodas
Dance in the weddings
Baila en su cuartos
Dance in your room
Baila en su mente
Dance in your head
Baila en su corazón
Dance in your heart
Hoy no entiendo el cielo que veo
Hoy no entiendo la comida que como
Hoy no entiendo la bebida que bebo
Hoy no entiendo el cuerpo que llevo
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. NY, NY 10012
Nasty Mondays New York
Open bar: TBA
Nasty Mondays t-shirts and bags giveaway!
DJ's Max and Sören have set the standard for the Barcelona playlist, starting a movement of in-club arrangements that has lasted five years and is still going strong
At Nasty Mondays, the DJs mix 50's rockabilly with 80's new wave, 90’s grunge, and recent hits and remixes. Old school rock ‘n’ roll plays off of hip-hop and electro tunes. From Guns and Roses to Grand Master Flash, The Beastie Boys to Johnny Cash, The Ting Tings, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Blondie, Run DMC, Elvis, Mötley Crüe, AC/DC, etc.