Born in Guang Dong, China and raised in New York City, Gigi Chen’s work creates an aesthetic that combines her training as a traditional animator and painter, along with her love of the techniques of Old Masters. Entrenched in the art of storytelling, the work pulls together her love of contemporary idioms of cartooning, photo realism, texture and design to produce works that coalesce into Love, Craft and Fun.
Light My Way Home
“Light My Way Home” is a collection of paintings that touch upon my complex feelings about Home, Safety and Love. Using different motifs such as neon houses, wooden structures, idyllic gardens and string lights, I play with different metaphors involving family, decorating, rearranging, moving and continuously chasing the Ideal of Home.