Creating sweetly serene scenes that feature wispy girls with anthropomorphic animal friends, Amy Sol’s peaceful muted colour palette interacts naturally with the wood grain board that she often works on and these elements come together as detailed otherworldly vistas. Her works range from softly penciled graphite drawings and sensitively painted gouache works, through to her deeply intricate acrylic paintings.
Sol works intuitively, creating fantasy-fueled scenes directly from her mind. Her influences include folk art, vintage illustration, manga and modern design and she has mentioned Kay Nielsen and Range Murata among the artists that have inspired her.
Her work (along with that of many other artists) is even available as vinyl skins for cellphones, laptops and a range of other electronic devices from Gelaskins. Pensive pandas to inspire on a daily basis sounds like a super cute idea.
Leave The Hair And Go Free – iPod Gelaskin
In the previous 5 years, Sol has participated in many group and solo shows, both in the US and internationally. This year she has been in two group shows and has an upcoming solo show at the Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, California. If you are anywhere near this venue I implore you to go to her show! I imagine her work is even more magical in person. Sol was born and spent her childhood in Korea; she now lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Please visit Amy Sol’s website here to see more of her work.