AN AMBIGUOUS INNOCENCE
Jolene Lai is inspired by everything from mythologies, Asian culture, and children's stories, to fashion editorials, cityscapes, and illustration. Aesthetically, her work combines the beautiful and the grotesque with the quiet and the excessive in fluid and unexpected ways, just as innocence in her imagery tends to be shadowed by the suggestion of something sinister or dark. Jolene Lai works primarily in oil on canvas and mixed media on watercolor paper to create beautifully chromatic works, densely populated with characters and haunted by ambiguous stories.
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