Brandi Milne’s work mix a shiny candy-coated aesthetic with a core of the thoughts’s darker depths. Her distinctive, self-taught model of surrealism derives from the collision of her personal childhood reminiscences of pleasure, worry, curiosity, love, loss and wild creativeness with the 70’s popular culture ambiance of rising up in Anaheim within the shadow of Disneyland. Inside still-recognizable characters from fairy tales and cartoons reconceived and recombined into extra esoteric, adultish situations, Milne additionally merges fanciful palettes with thoughtfully ingenious compositions. The outcomes have a good time the enduring, evolving persona of the interior little one together with the shifting emotional views on our upbringings that inevitably include time. Milne’s latest work is at present on view at Corey Helford Gallery by way of December 3.

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Brandi Milne: Every little thing I Ever Was (Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)

L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you have been an artist?

BRANDI MILNE: I knew I used to be an artist at a really younger age ─ at the very least I knew artwork was totally different for me and I wished to spend hours enhancing my abilities, with the elusive picture in thoughts.

What’s your quick reply to individuals who ask what your work is about?

My work is a self-portrait. A whimsical, peculiar expression of life, emotion, and thought.

What would you be doing should you weren’t an artist?

I’d wish to assume I’d be a photographer or a grasp of inside design.

Brandi Milne: Please Inform me Who I Am (Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)

Did you go to artwork faculty? Why/Why not?

I didn’t go to artwork faculty, which allowed my artwork and magnificence to develop organically. I used to be naturally devoted to my artwork and in flip, my artwork has been devoted to me.

Why do you reside and work in L.A., and never elsewhere?

I grew up in Orange County and reside there at the moment. The artwork scene in Los Angeles is eclectic and extensively various, far totally different than the artwork in my county (seascapes, dolphins, and such) and my artwork discovered its place in L.A.

When was your first present?

My first solo exhibition was in 2007 with Corey Helford Gallery, however my very first group artwork displaying was in 2004.

Brandi Milne: (Insanity) Every little thing That Ever Was

When is/was your present/most up-to-date/subsequent present or mission?

My new solo exhibition, Everything I Ever Was, simply opened on October 29 on the beautiful Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, and might be on view by way of December 3. This new physique of labor expresses my full vary of humanness in a surreal character-based, fantastical world. I’m so excited to lastly share these works, which I’ve been devoted to for the previous three years!

What artist dwelling or useless would you most like to indicate or work with?

I’d like to work with Salvador DalíHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec, or Phyllis Diller.

Brandi Milne: Banshee (Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)

Do you take heed to music whilst you work? If that’s the case, what?

Music is my largest inspiration! I take heed to TOOL, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Billie Eilish, Warpaint, Moist Leg, some disco (Donna Summer season), a number of Frank Sinatra, Beethoven, opera, a splash of Snoop Dogg, 90s hip hop, and tons of Delta blues and traditional rock. Music is life, it places movement to my feelings and spirit, which helps me tune into what I’m feeling and pondering, and convey in picture kind. I’m so very grateful for music and musicians.

Web site and social, please!

@brandimilne on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

Brandi Milne: A Story As Previous As Time (Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)

Brandi Milne: In My Goals Nightly Mirror Mirror (Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)

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