Over the Influence is delighted to present LA-based artist Cha Yuree’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and her first in Asia, Safe Spaces.
If Cha’s last exhibition embraced an ecstatic movement out of the se lf toward connection and communion with nature, then this exhibition attends to the opposite, the process of going inward to cultivate presence and attention. The paintings presented here give physical form to cerebral or internal experiences, capturing moments of reflection, reverie, and rest. There’s a sense of intimacy and serenity in the scenes that begets the impression of witnessing something private and profound, a rare glance into another’s secret world.
Cha Yuree (b. 1991) is a Korean American artist based in Los Angeles. With her use of saturated colors and graphic shapes, she portrays moments influenced by the asian diaspora, as well as taking inspiration from the stories of her grandmothers. She paints predominantly with acrylic and digitally. Through her color stories, she shares the vividness of these moments.