ABOUT ALEVE MEI LOH
By Claire McIntosh.
Alevé Loh is a Chinese-Australian artist based in Melbourne and Los Angeles she is most known for her ‘crush’ pieces which have appeared in film and TV properties. Her wall reliefs are reminiscent of John Chamberlain’s crushed car sculptures with an Agnes Martin zen like quality to them. Many of Loh’s earlier works were done using smashed and crashed exotic car parts. In her work, which broadly plays into the theme of ‘evolution’ Loh seems to be acknowledging the existence of the unknown and the spiritual in collision situations. She uses a luminescent palette which invites the viewer into a meditative world that explores the opportunity to transcend the everyday. She achieves this with lightness and humor and her work is the product of concentrated energy and intention, rather than aggressive abstract expressionist bursts. Her work is extremely physical. When experienced in person, the viewer may feel that it emits a powerful energetic quality.