February, 2018 Archive

Malibu Surfside News, February 8, 2018

Malibu Artist Brings Fresh Perspective to Local Shows

By: Barbara Burke

February 6, 2018

Allois, a prolific Malibu surrealist, has had a busy start to the new year, with new works on display.

On January 27, she participated in the CASA Wine + Art 2018 Charity Auction in the DTLA Art District Show and from Jan. 10-14, she was part of the LA Art Show 2018, curated by the bG art gallery. Read more

Gustav Collection: Gustav VII, 2017

Oil on canvas, tapestry with two metal rods, 62 x 48 in

The Story Behind the Painting: My name is Gustav. I am happy today but also a little bit concerned. The closing was yesterday, final papers signed and sealed by our King today. Now I am the official owner of a little oasis in the desert, with a creek, a few dozen palms end even a few orange trees. Hard work and dedication to my Lord had been rewarded, but I am worried if I am worthy of such a present. My Lord is very kind to me. – Allois & Jorgé

 

Gustav & Kiki, 2016

SOLD

 Oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, framed, private collection

Gustav 1, 2015

 

SOLD

oil gesso panel, 24″ x 18″, framed, private collection

was sold by Paddle 8 Auction during LAAA Annual Benefit Auction 2016

 Commissioned portrait of Gustav, 2016 

 SOLD

Oil gesso panel, 16 x 14 x 2 in, commissioned, private collection

Empress Collection: Empress, 2017

Oil on gesso panel, 48 x 36 x 2 in

Virginia / Blue Dream, Permanent collection of Virginia Argueta, Miss Universe Guatemala

 

SOLD

 Oil on canvas, 30″ x 28″, framed, private collection

The story  behind the painting:
“The day I was crowned I had a visitor. Sir Gustav IV approached me during after-party festivities and informed My Royal Highness that it is his duty to lead me to my new Kingdom. Place looked neat enough, I agreed. Great honors come with great responsibilities, my Royal duty is to keep The Secret of the Floating Kingdom. There exists a blue  Edelweiss, this flower connects our two worlds. Blue Edelweiss is a symbol of my silence when I am here… “(Allois & Jörge)
 Olive & Laila 2, Permanent Collection of Joanna Cassidy

SOLD

 The story behind the painting:

My name is Leila, Olive is my butler. He is also my tutor, my confidante and, above all, he is my hair stylist. As a woman, I carry all my memories with me, these memories are intertwined between the curls of my golden hair. Some memories are dear to me, some other pain me a lot. Every night Olive brushes my hair with his magic comb and makes all the ugly memories hide and wrinkles disappear. To make this magic work we both must wear our medallions, they provide paramagical connection between Olive and me during the ritual. These necklaces were custom ordered by Olive from Locus Graham IV, jewelry designer employed by Empress Laila. In our Floating Kingdom such luxuries do not come free, and Olive had to pay dearly to acquire them. Being a true Gentleman, he never told me how many of his nine lives he had to forfeit to keep me young and happy. I know that Olive loves me.

P.S. Medallion design was inspired by Loree Rodkin jewelry. Medallions have moonstone center with black & white diamonds set in rose gold. (Allois and Jörge)

 Olive & Laila 2, Permanent Collection of Clare Grant & Seth Green

 

SOLD

Oil on oxidized steel, 19″ x 18″, private collection,  sold during LA Art Show 2017

The story behind the painting:
My name is Leila, Olive is my butler. He is also my tutor, my confidante and, above all, he is my hair stylist. As a woman, I carry all my memories with me, these memories are intertwined between the curls of my golden hair. Some memories are dear to me, while others pain me a lot. Every night Olive brushes my hair with his magic comb and makes all the ugly memories hide and disappear. This is our little secret of my eternal youth.  (Allois and Jörge)

 Margo, 2016

SOLD

Oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, framed, private collection

The story  behind the painting:

My name is Margo, I am the Collector. I collect dreams. Not every dreams but only the most precious ones: my own.  My collection is very large because I am infinitely old.  Unlike those who forget, or lose or even betray their dreams, I keep my dreams safe and vivid and sometimes I even make them real. Collection of my childhood dreams protects me when I am getting sad or lonely. That is why I am still a little girl.  (Allois and Jörge)

About the Artist

Allois is an American painter and illustrator, best known for the striking and bizarre images of Aliens in her surrealist work. She illustrated collectible edition of the stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Ray Bradbury "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER/USHER II," published by Gauntlet Press in 2010.

       

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