On Saturday, May 30th, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery will proudly unveil an all-new series of works from pop surrealist painter, manga artist, and comic book illustrator Camilla d’Errico, entitled The Color Wheel, in the Main Gallery.
d’Errico, well-known for her dreamy child-like character illustrations, paints a rainbow of lush beauties, each with their own individual hue and personality, in her newest series coming to CHG. The artist hopes The Color Wheel will be a “reminder to keep trying to make the world around you as beautiful as possible.”
Regarding her new series, d’Errico shares, “The concept behind The Color Wheel is multifaceted, like a rainbow. Within the collection are cycles: of color and colorless, life and death, and my artistic process. For this collection I cycle back to places my artwork began where I painted my Femina & Fauna girls with girls surrounded by animals. I also take a new approach with my grayscale Rainbow Children figures that embodied my first big boundary push as an artist into new creative territory. To me, revisiting them as the artist I am now, with my new techniques and perspectives is a circle of life. That circle is something repeated throughout the collection. In the imagery and the physical color wheel my paintings create in their installation. Color, and the absence of color, are communicators. The Color Wheel collection is conversational, pushing emotional and creative boundaries. I want to see what touches a person’s heart and triggers them to feel within this collection. Within the grayscale girls are points of color that highlight the painting’s details for emotive impact. The Monochromatic Spectrum girls are made to evoke a unique response to mood or sentiment to seeing humanity and expression injected into nature through specific individual colors. Separating these two elements and unifying them again, to see how it changes the viewer’s experience, is my intention. This body of work brings to life sensations in two different ways but both stemming from the singular concept of how color triggers our passions.”