LEAH DEVORA’S ART
ON THE SET OF Six Feet Under
You may have seen Leah Devora’s striking and alluring art on TV hanging on the sets of HBO’s hit series,Entourage,as well as E.R.,Without A Trace,West Wing, and Six Feet Under or maybe at the Arc Light Theater on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, where she had an exhibition of stars and celebrities on the walls between the movie theaters.
Her art is bold, exciting and beautiful. I get inspired by every day life situations that I encounter and living in what was the original Old Hollywood neighborhood of the 1920s.
Leah works in mixed media, on canvas, on paper, mounted on wood, combining images of photography manipulated and digitally painted on a computer, as well as with traditional oil and acrylic paints.
My biggest strength is the ability to visualize something from beginning to completion conceptually and then create my painting with a very honest vision. I’m a colorist and I really understand how to use color in my work as well as composition.
When Leah moved to Los Angeles five years ago, she was fascinated by all the freeways and especially shopping carts appearing, disappearing, reappearing From Silver Lake to Beverly Hills, shopping carts are scattered on front lawns, hanging out in groups, taking a rest on the front yard or even waiting at the bus stop. They are an indigenous part of the L.A. landscape. She integrates these images with those of the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Some of my work comprises of imagery that I call the Ghosts of Los Angeles. Whether it be the abandoned shopping carts left on the sidewalks of Los Feliz or photos of silent film starlets, the energy of these displaced figurines haunt the neighborhoods of Hollywood of a past somewhat forgotten. The Ghosts that lie beneath the Hills, they walk amongst us.
My landscapes are paintings that are the personification of these motifs, some of them I combine with the silhouettes of Old Hollywood movie stars and freeways. I create the artwork using graphic design and oil painting techniques. I use paints, photography and paint digitally with an oil painting program on the computer. I then print them on canvas and paint over them with oils then varnish them. There aren’t actual photos in the artwork....