Anja Salonen, Screen 1 (Reared rats on a visual cliff) (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

ANJA SALONEN
“New Dimensions in Recreation”
ltd los angeles, Los Angeles
November 10, 2017-January 6, 2018

What the Gallery Says: “Salonen de-creates her painted figures through perspectival shifts and displacements more often associated with objects, digital media, and carnivals, texturing bare legs and wet lips as if they were malleable clay, plastic toys, or animated gifs. In ‘New Dimensions in Recreation,’ Salonen’s works display a network of precise distortions. Occupying corners and the floor, the X, Y, and Z axis paintings combine to form an anamorphic über image.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: With her eye for poppy colors, contorted bodies, and excitingly varied canvasses, Salonen (b. 1994) makes art that literally and figuratively bursts off the wall.

What It Looks Like:

Installation view of Anja Salonen’s “New Dimensions in Recreation.” Photo courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Anja Salonen, Space must take its toll (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Anja Salonen, Rehearsal for the Weightless State (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Anja Salonen, Boosting your output of good ideas (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Anja Salonen, It must be moon glow soft (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Anja Salonen, Plain Talk (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Anja Salonen, Where did you get that hat! (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Anja Salonen, The long-lasting intimacy of strangers (scarred) (2017). Courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.

Installation view of Anja Salonen’s “New Dimensions in Recreation.” Photo courtesy of the artist and ltd los angeles. Photo by Blake Jacobsen.


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