About Jungmin Son Martin

We are pleased to invite you to VAMOS A LA PLAYA, an immersive painting experience by LA- Based artist Jungmin Son Martin . For her first solo exhibition, Jungmin has created a new series of work during her month-long residency in CDMX inspired by the sometimes surreal sights and colors encountered amid daily life in Mexico City, transforming them into a fantastical nautical journey from the city streets to the sandy beach. From the carritos filled with plantas y jugos to the vibrant trajineras that transport sunbathers , her interpretations of everyday life bring joy to all who indulge in her feast of colors.

VAMOS A LA PLAYA is the translation of how Jungmin sees the world. She paints beach scenes in which nudes + plants + animals live in joyous harmony. Her playas + piscinas are for everyone + everything. The joy of life comes from everyday events and appreciating their beauty. She hopes to share her own view to encourage others to find joy by opening their eyes to the treats of daily life.

Jungmin has painted in the US, Italy, France, and Korea. Her new home in Venice, CA inspired a shift from the features of everyday life to its comprehensive portrayal. Starting with her palms series, Jungmin constructed waterside jungles where giraffes, zebras, elephants, the animals of Chiapas, and nude beach goers live in perfect harmony.

Jungmin Son Martin was born in South Korea, earned her BFA in painting at RISD, and her MFA in painting at SAIC. She now lives and paints in Los Angeles.