One of the great evolutions of street artists, or artists who have worked at all in the streets, is the work they begin to make inside their studios. We first fell in love with Koralie's work in the 00s, when she was wheat-pasting works that seem to combine both Asian and French influences. When we featured her work in September 2007, the Wooster Collective asked Koralie about these traits, and she noted that she was inspired by multiple traditions and cultures, ideas of dance, music and costumes. Her work is still indebted to these ideas, but now has grown to include sculpture and pattern-works, which make up the bulk of her new solo show, Indigo Blood Project, running from March 31st (with and opening reception from 6 – 8 pm) through April 29th at Jonathan LeVine Projects in Jersey City.
As the gallery notes, "For the month of April JLP will be taken over by Indigo Blood Project, an extensive exhibition by French artist Koralie featuring work on canvas, prints, sculptures, a film, as well as an immersive installation. Drawing inspiration from her travels around the world she’s particularly interested in folk customs, emblematic monuments and animist rituals, all of which offer an aesthetic richness full of a variety of symbols. In an effort to create dreamlike multicultural harmony, Koralie breaks down borders by mixing elements of both traditional and contemporary cultures."
Stay tuned for an interview with the artist in the coming weeks on Juxtapoz.com