L. Kimberly Leung

Lola Loves… Yutaka Kitamura’s Time-Lapse of Petals Unfurling

Flowers—lush, beautiful and ethereal. Huge, full blooms never get old. Japanese artist Yutaka Kitamura created time-lapse videos that capture the twist, shake and bounce of each flower as it blossoms—something impossible to observe at normal speed.  Part of a collaborative art project entitled "Touched by Strangers," the hypnotizing images depict the movement of individual petals unfurling, as they open up to reveal the stamen and pistil. It's nature's striptease. … read more

Lola Loves… Ophelia Chong’s Letterpress Art

XOXO. Typically meaning kisses and hugs, although you may associate it with a certain TV series about privileged teens, tic-tac-toe, or, more obscurely, a type of seafood sauce. LA-based artist Ophelia Chong screens a bold, heavyset version of these letters in red, atop vintage photographs and illustrations, producing letterpress art with an alarming, propagandistic feel. … read more

Lola Loves… Kathryn Macnaughton’s Mixed Media Illustrations

Although there's a definite style to her work, it's hard to put your finger on exactly what Kathryn Macnaughton's mixed media illustrations have in common. Some references to pop culture. Some are generally innocent, others are more risqué. Some have clearly distinguishable backgrounds, others are more abstract. Even her work spans a few mediums, from … read more

Lola Loves… Tracey Emin’s Love Affair With Neon

Neon lights can be a little cheesy, but sometimes you might have a message that's best broadcast by fluorescent, gleaming gases trapped in clear glass tubes.  London-based Tracey Emin's neon script art is romantic, lusty, and hopeful, but also bold, and unapologetic, much like the early stages of love. … read more

Lola Loves… Natalie Foss’ Pencil Illustrations

Maybe you think of coloured pencils are a sort of intermediate art tool, reserved for middle school geography class.  A step up from crayons but less refined than 'serious' art tools, like pastels, watercolours and paints. But in the hands of Natalie Foss, these humble implements take on a new sophistication. Her retro-futuristic take on … read more

Lola Loves… Annegret Soltau’s Embroidered Self-Portraits

Ever heard of actors or actresses who don't like watching movies they're in? Perhaps you've had a similar feeling when hearing yourself on a recording, or being camera-shy, ducking out of the frame whenever a friend holds up their phone in photo-mode. Being your own worst critic can be tough. But if Dutch artist Annegret … read more

Lola Loves… Eric T. White Provocative Collage Art

A little bit provocative, a little bit of nudity, a little bit Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eric T White's collages are fun and irreverent. He mixes black and white photographs with colour ones, and plays with scale in an unexpected, yet still fitting way. Is that a head coming out of a pair of legs? … read more

Lola Loves… Wes Anderson Postcards

Wes Anderson movies have a certain distinctive feel. Whether animated or live-action, the colour palettes, directorial choices and camera movements set them apart from your average film. And no one can deny that Anderson excels in creating a world in his movies that, while not far removed from ours, obviously exists on a slightly different … read more