American artist Sylvia Ji's haunting, seductive and psychedelically tinged portraits of women blur the line between high- and lowbrow art. The dominant influence in her work is La Calavera Catrina, the iconic skeleton dame of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebrations. Day of the Dead and Other Works offers a lavish overview of an artist who draws inspiration from life and death to create darkly exotic paintings.
Foreword by Jan Corey Helford
Jan Corey Helford is the curator and co-owner of Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, having begun as a collector of the Pop Surreal and Lowbrow scene, and is responsible for a number of milestone events in the growth of the New Contemporary movement, most notably the Art From The New World American artist group exhibition at England's Bristol City Museum (May, 2010), following the infamous Banksy exhibition, Banksy versus Bristol Museum in 2009.
Ji’s work has been featured in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions and art fairs worldwide. She has been profiled in many publications, too, including Juxtapoz, Trace, and Mesh Magazine, and her painting Dona Dolorosa graced the cover of the LA Weekly for a feature story about Juxtapoz magazine’s Laguna Museum retrospective, “In The Land of Retinal Delights”.
Really good book, beautiful pictures.