Over the Influence is pleased to present Sunnyside Up, a presentation of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Cha Yuree.
This is the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery. Sunnyside Up boasts brilliantly colored, exuberant paintings that capture imagination, incite joy, and celebrate the profound relationship between humans and the natural world. Cha started seriously painting in 2019 after nearly a decade as a graphic designer. The bold, clean lines of design practice permeate the technicolor palettes and voluminous shape of her paintings. Before turning to the canvas, the artist sketches the compositions digitally, focusing foremost on vibrant and affecting color juxtapositions. Rich corals are paired with emerald greens, midnight blues with peachy yellows, and salmon pinks with cool lavender. The complementary combinations are at once arresting and soothing while further emphasizing the hypnotic qualities of the work. Cha shares, “There’s a lot of energy in color, I want people to both see and feel something when experiencing the artworks.”