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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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Black Like Me, 2016 Oil And Mixed Media On Canvas 42x56" © Kohshin Finley
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A Certain Kind of Freedom, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media On Canvas 12x12" © Kohshin Finley
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Painting Myself Out of the Headlines, 2017 Oil And Mixed Media On Canvas 57x38" © Kohshin Finley
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Schools
Otis College of Art and Design, 2012
Tags
painting, figurative, mixed-media, traditional
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Jan, 2018
Artist Talk to Each Other
Brand Library & Art Center
Jan, 2018
ONE YEAR: Artist Talk to Each Other
Brand Library & Art Center
Dec, 2017
Film Screening: "Anpo: Art X War"
Brand Library & Art Center
Dec, 2017
ONE YEAR: Film Screening: "Anpo: Art X War"
Brand Library & Art Center
Dec, 2017
ONE YEAR: Film Screening: "Anpo: Art X War"
Brand Library & Art Center
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2017
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.

9th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Entry

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Kohshin Finley Painting Myself Out of the Headlines