BIJIJOO

10.08.2022 --- 10.29.2022

Downtown LA Gallery

DAY TO DAY

Lorin Gallery is pleased to welcome Bijijoo for a solo exhibition following his highly successful group show in KIAF, Seoul. The opening will be this October 8 that 6pm in our La Brea Gallery. Bijijoo (given name: Michael Todd Horne; nickname/preferred name: B) was born in Atlanta, Georgia(USA) in 1975 and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter.B is the ultimate creative maverick. He has had an uncontrollable artistic drive since childhood. He has experimented with most forms of art from writing and composing to shooting videos. (an archive of B’s music from 1993-to 2017 can be found here).His monsters get their surreal shapes and textures from the artist’s playful approach to mixing media.His constant experimenting leads to innovative combinations of traditional and digital techniques.Eventually, he returned to painting and found his creative signature after being inspired by his daughter’s imagination and love for monsters. Using his technical background in mathematics, physics, and computer science Bijijoo uses process-driven experimentation to endlessly create and combine new techniques.

Bijijoo’s paintings result from process-driven experimentation with painting media and automatic drawing, using traditional and digital techniques. He builds mixed media layers to amplify inter plays of light, color, and texture. Images are conjured from chaos, in a process akin to divination. The forms that take shape trend toward human and animal: grotesque exaggerations of life, monstrous cartoons, vanitas. Narratives emerge through these interactions, reflecting struggle, celebration, and introspection. The results depict experiences, interactions, and movements frozen in a personal space and time.

 

The exhibition will run from 8-29 October in ourLa Brea Gallery space.