Lumin Wakoa

Lumin Wakoa uses observation and imagination in equal measure to produce lush and vivid landscape paintings that are both psychological and symbolic. The artist employs textured brushstrokes to build up layers of paint in compositions that shift between abstraction and representation. Wakoa’s work is grounded in the tradition of plein air painting—or working outside the studio to directly observe subjects—while drawing influence from early American modernist painters, such as Charles Burchfield, Marsden Hartley, John Marin and Georgia O’Keefe.