All photos courtesy of Michelle Robinson
We stumbled across Michelle Robinson’s intricate recreation of all that’s feminine on instagram and had to know more about the Los Angeles based artist.
Tell us a bit about your background?
I am a self taught artist and I was born an identical twin in Seoul, Korea. My army based family then moved to the US. I currently call Los Angeles my home.
Do you remember your first painting?
I honestly couldn’t tell you what my first painting was….I was painting since I was a itty bitty girl. My little hands picked up that paintbrush so often I truly couldn’t pin point the first painting. But a piece that really stands out in my mind from childhood was one of a rainforest. I painted tropical trees laced with vines and a large snake. They exhibited the piece at my local mall in Maryland. It was a very proud moment for me.
Your work centers around the female form, what made you choose that direction?
There’s something sacred and extremely alluring about the female form: a women’s capability to change her surroundings with just her nurturing presence and sexuality. There’s something very powerful that a woman holds. It can be subtle or obvious, either way, it’s there. I do believe we hold many truths. We give life and that is power. I paint who I am and who I thrive to be.
Where do you look for inspiration?
I look within myself…
Your studio is in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles, tell us about the area and what you like about it?
I love the iconic skyscrapers that dot the skyline that surrounds me and the local authentic Japanese cuisine is a plus.
Is there another artist whose work you really admire?
I’ve always been a big admirer of my twin sister’s work…she’s an artist also. Our styles are different, but I’ve always looked up to her growing up. You can peep her work on Instagram @strangedirt.
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