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Kohshin Finley

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Make Their Gold Teeth Ache, 7/16/15 Mixed Media © Moberg Gallery
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Camouflage for the Modern Man, 2015 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas 40 X 30 X 1.5 Inches © Kohshin Finley
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Blessing, 2015 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas 12x12 © Kohshin Finley
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Mirror of the Night, 2015 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas 14x18" © Kohshin Finley
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Things You Should Know by Now, 2016 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvs 28x42" © Kohshin Finley
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Never the Time for This, 2016 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvs 16x20" © Kohshin Finley
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Only Way to Make the News at 25, 2015 Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas 24x36" © Kohshin Finley
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Schools
Otis College of Art and Design, 2012
Tags
painting, abstract, figurative, mixed-media, traditional
Statement

Kohshin is currently in Los Angeles, CA. He received a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. 

Los Angeles’ graffiti covered walls and sign-lettered awnings are as artistically inspiring to Kohshin as the classic works of the Renaissance. Just as a songwriter tells stories through rhythm and melody, he tells his stories with brushes and paint. The subjects of these paintings are captured in a vulnerable state of being, at their most honest and revealing. Poems and short tales are written in diaristic scrawls throughout the paintings as if the characters wrote them. Kohshin creates paintings in this way to showcase his own vulnerabilities, and to give the viewer permission to discover something about themselves when viewing his paintings. Kohshin utilizes traditional oil painting techniques and contemporary text-based imagery to communicate a character’s emotional travels; where they were; where they are; and where they will be.