Maggie So is a painter and from San Jose California who creates images where the subjects portray a sense of unease while trying to understand identity in the present American society. Her work is influenced by ideas from essays, including Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer’s The Culture Industry: Enlightenment and Mass Deception and Marshall McCluhan’s The Medium is the Message. Several images reoccur in her paintings, such as broken power lines, representing a sense of powerlessness, or clowns, portraying emotional deception. Her paintings often reflect a serious tone, but she leaves room for the viewer to gather meaning from her pieces.
Medium(s) – Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking