Around The Corner
Title: "Around The Corner"
by Jay Koka, © 2016
60”w x 36”, acrylic on canvas, Private Collection
No armchair traveller, AFAS member Jay Koka has actually been to the worldwide locations featured in his paintings. In recent years he portrayed locations in South America 2014 Paintings
and recorded extensive travels in southeast Asia 2015 Paintings
‘Old Propaganda Posters’ is an immensly successful example based on an old Chinese quarter setting in Hanoi. The completely modern LaFerrari turns into an intersection in a incongruously old and cluttered setting.
"Around The Corner" is a followup to the 2015 work. The title isn't a play on words... the setting really is "around the corner" from the previous painting.
This time, an F12 gingerly winds its way into an intersection cluttered with cars, scooters and pedestrians. The setting is actually "enhanced" to get across the idea of clutter and activity. Close examination reveals a representation of the inconceivable number of scooters and mopeds that ply the streets of Hanoi.
Old Propaganda Posters (tap for details)
“I find world travel invigorating for my soul and of immense influence on my art. Direct personal experience of a location is invaluable in interpreting and transferring the scene to the canvas. I know it sounds corny, but all places have a very unique feel that I endeavor to get across in the work.”
With a return trip already booked for India in 2017, there's much more yet to come.
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