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Friday, December 15, 2017



LEAH DEVORA

LEAH DEVORA

Leah Devora

 

Leah was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in the South, living in Atlanta then moving on to New York, Chicago and San Francisco before coming to Los Angeles.  “The urban landscape has been a central part of my life.  Every city owns its own personality and aesthetic.  The lush green hills and red clay dirt of Atlanta inspired my earthy connections to the landscape, while the raw, gritty and rather honest landscape of New York inspired my moody and weighty artwork.  Chicago spawned a dark, turbulent and expressionistic environmentally influenced body of work, while San Francisco nurtured a very thoughtful and conceptually-based landscape.”

ON THE SET OF “ENTOURAGE”

You may have seen Leah Devora’s striking and alluring art on TV … hanging on the sets of HBO's hit series,“Entourage,” as well as “E.R.,” “Without A Trace,” “West Wing,” and “Six Feet Under” – or maybe at the Arc Light Theater on Sunset Boulevard, where she had an exhibition of stars and celebrities on the walls between the movie theaters.

Her art is bold, exciting and beautiful.   “I get inspired by every day life situations that I encounter and living in what was the original Old Hollywood neighborhood of the 1920s.”

Leah works in mixed media, on canvas, on paper, mounted on wood, combining images of photography – manipulated and digitally painted on a computer, as well as with traditional oil and acrylic paints.

“My biggest strength is the ability to visualize something from beginning to completion conceptually and then create my painting with a very honest vision.  I’m a colorist and I really understand how to use color in my work as well as composition.”

When Leah moved to Los Angeles five years ago, she was fascinated by all the freeways and especially shopping carts – appearing, disappearing, reappearing … From Silver Lake to Beverly Hills, shopping carts are scattered on front lawns, hanging out in groups, taking a rest on the front yard or even waiting at the bus stop.  They are an indigenous part of the L.A. landscape.    She integrates these images with those of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

“Some of my work comprises of imagery that I call the “Ghosts” of Los Angeles.  Whether it be the abandoned shopping carts left on the sidewalks of Los Feliz or photos of silent film starlets, the energy of these displaced figurines haunt the neighborhoods of Hollywood of a past somewhat forgotten.  The Ghosts that lie beneath the Hills, they walk amongst us.”

“My landscapes are paintings that are the personification of these motifs, some of them I combine with the silhouettes of Old Hollywood movie stars and freeways.  I create the artwork using graphic design and oil painting techniques.  I use paints, photography and paint digitally with an oil painting program on the computer.  I then print them on canvas and paint over them with oils then varnish them.  There aren’t actual photos in the artwork.”

 

LEAH DEVORA

"Marlena" Mixed Media ...
:Harlowscape" Mixed M...
"Marilyn Controversy" ...
"Crash" Mixed Media (2...

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