Los Angeles based artists Lily Flores, Serge Gil, and Scarlet Mann joined together in the summer of 2012 to form a collective photography project LA Odyssey. The relationship between the city's vast landscapes juxtaposed against their own personal odyssey are the central focus of the oeuvre. Los Angeles is a melting pot of personalities, atmospheres, and dreams.
Each artist's inspration is channeled around one formula: nude models in masks posing in scenes from Los Angeles and its outskirts. The locations symbolize the exploration of their respective personalized connection related to their odyssey in this city, which they turn into individual landscapes used to highlight their life experiences, human riddles and the trials and tribulations of their trajectory.
Lily travels from West to East exposing the contrasting culture present in the city's diverse demographic. Serge's explores the role of spirituality and the many paradoxes and contradictions regarding religion, identity crisis and resurrection. Scarlet explores the broad geography, adventuring from Topanga's nature to Hollywood's glam. Each of the artists' various settings unite on a parallel journey, the journey of the LA experience in all of its diversity, vastness, and culture.
The masked models are depersonalized to the extent that they become symbols, or perhaps even stand-ins and surrogates for their audience. Their naked forms absorb the atmosphere of their settings and transcend personal identity to become powerful allegorical images.
Feb, 2016 Portraits Hellerau Photography Award, Dresden Germany Aug, 2016 Art Aspen Oct, 2016 Affordable Fair The Metropolitan Pavillion.
Dec, 2015 Varying Perspectives on Landscape Zener Schon Sep, 2015 Affordable Art Fair The Metropolitan Pavilion May, 2015 Photo Independant Raleigh Studios Hollywood Feb, 2015 Art of Elysium - Pieces of Heaven 2015 MAMA GALLERY Feb, 2015 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair Palm Springs Convention Center Jan, 2015 LA Art Show 2015 Los Angeles Convention Center
Dec, 2014 Art Basel Miami Red Dot Miami Nov, 2014 LA Odyssey - Reverie Bruce Lurie Gallery Feb, 2014 Art of Elysium, "Pieces of Heaven" 2014 Siren Studios Hollywood Jan, 2014 Art Palm Beach Palm Beach County Convention Center Jan, 2014 Miami International Art Fair Downtown Miami, FL 33131 Jan, 2014 LA Art Show 2014 Los Angeles Convention Center