UTOPIA: A perfect paradise that doesn’t exist, but which we all dream of anyway. The solo debut of Angeleno artist Edmound Veyna.
Edmound’s paintings transport viewers to a familiar and beckoning place, while at the same time confronting the limitations of being human. This disenchantment creates an unexpected effect; it alludes to the power of creativity humans harness to manifest vivid inner realities. His work humbles and inspires, breaks down and builds up perception. What are viewers left with? The depth and beauty of interacting with a static and vast landscape. They are left to manifest their own desire, awe, and nostalgia; they are left to wonder what they might create if their inner realities were as vivid and unapologetic as Edmound’s.
On view: November 2nd-12th, 2017
Helms Design Center at Helms Bakery District
Culver City, California
Photography by Lex Voight