Canadian artist Sheinina Raj. A major talent who has had many solo exhibitions and is currently working on new pieces. Fusing sculpture and painting in the way she creates, her work transcends art in it’s simplest definitions. We are so proud to be working with her!
About Sheinina Raj
“A hippie at heart” whose work “gives a physical form to a very real energy,” multimedia artist, Sheinina Raj, has been a force on the Southern California art scene since she was part of the 2001 Coachella music and art festival. After attending Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art + Design Sheinina Raj landed at the leading edge of Contemporary Fine Art making in Los Angeles.
Sheinina reopened Chinatown Los Angeles in 2002 with projected light paintings. Her vision for 2009’s Virtual Park at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, gained exceptional accolades. Raj’s Park(ing) Day installation highlighted a collective goal for more green space. With a history of sold out shows at the renowned Bergamot Station,
Raj’s minimal paintings have mass appeal. By layering up to one hundred layers of paint that she makes by tinting clear acrylic medium with select pigments Sheinina is able to draw one’s imagination into the depth of color. The flat glossy surface is accentuated by the rugged edges found at the perimeter of the two dimensional piece giving it a three dimensional quality. Recently the featured artist for the Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk, Raj has proven that her timeless approach to art remains current and can be appreciated by all walks of life.
“My exploration of light, space and energy has been the source of my art for my entire professional career.” Raj explains. “My talent has shone through multiple disciplines, namely the two dimensional paintings that have a three dimensional appeal. A flat glossy surface accentuates the minimally applied layers of the clear acrylic medium tinted by pigments. Light bounces within the depth of color and the space between. While the remnants of the excess paint collect at the perimeter and give each piece a sculptural edge.”