28 Pieces in Memory of the Sun
“My everyday experience of noticing informs my process of making. I respond directly to my external and internal environments, which in most cases is reflective of my studio and its surroundings. I am intrigued by the ways in which one sees, absorbs, and recalls an experience and I consider how this can be translated and transformed through painting. I make paintings and sculptures that inform one another, resulting in the visual language that generates my subsequent work.
28 Pieces in Memory of the Sun is a group of sculptures that were made earlier this year. The piece contributed to the development of a series of paintings I made for my solo show, A Sky With Edges that was held at Sonce Alexander Gallery from September 6 – October 17, 2015. The pieces were initially made by responding to a material (foam) then cutting out shapes out without discretion. The shapes often reference things I have seen or have painted previously, but are never planned. I enjoy not knowing and allow them to emerge through the process. I carve, prime, paint, and sand each piece, treating them as a painting in the round.”
– Rema Ghuloum
Rema Ghuloum currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Long Beach in 2007 and her MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2010. She is currently represented by Sonce Alexander Gallery.