I would describe my work as expressive, surreal and abstract in thought. I am influenced a little bit by Japanese animation because of its twisted innocence. I am inspired by the struggle of life. Of a good story, like running for that train...or bus...that moment you feel the heat, the fire, the rush burning on the tops of the ears slumping down on the chair, you made it on for the ride by the skin of your teeth. That’s the feeling I love and want to get ahead and relate to people because that is how I feel about life. It's a soft torture rolling over back and forth, but lovely. My paintings are meant to provoke feelings of nostalgia sentiment, hope, disbelief in proper systems and connection to all elements surfaced. There are sometimes a taste of projected love-bite fantasies and visions of balanced thought between good and evil. A sort of spirituality with no commitment to one. Loss and heartbreak. An outlet of all things. The undertone of sexuality in both forms. Make believe worlds and new thought of light and function. Every placement of my delicate line means something. Every color I use is symbolic or a person, a feeling, and purposely placed there to provoke you to feel.
Biography: Lysa Rhean Provencio started to think of herself as having a gift when her art teacher in high school saw something in her and started awarding her Saturday scholarships to Otis Art Institute and Art Center in Pasadena. This led to sleepless nights of painting and drawing. She attended college at Otis for 1.5 years until she couldn't afford it no longer. She still continued to draw and paint moderatly and attended Fullerton College for 3 years. Moving to Los Angeles in the year 2000 she worked at Pearl. Where she met various artists and was pulled into a world of art again. Pearl was a sort of school for self taught artists. She spent most of her time working on art and began massage classes at the Shiatsu Massage School of California in Santa Monica. In the year 2002 she was laid off from her Marketing and Advertising job at Rhino Records and decided to paint for a year and focus on her Shiatsu studies. During this time she schooled herself and produced 6 works and was asked into her first show downtown which followed into 2 other shows. She became very serious about her work after she landed a job painting a 5 wall installation with the Japanese artist Ai Yamaguchi. She became extremly inspired to be as disciplined and hard working as this temporary experience had taught her. She and has been working as such ever since. Lysa and her art partner Steven Jimenez have started a art-show called NEAR DEATH, a sort of Dia De Los Muertos artshow were all work pertains to death and transformation. The shows have been successful and they plan to do another in the fall. Lysa is currently working as a Designers Assistant for the Fashion Company GORETTI and working on painting for a solo show.
Country: United States
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