Milo Gallery
Trine Wejp-Olsen and René Vasquez
January 12 - February 9, 2008



Trine Wejp-Olsen Painting
"In The Shadow Of The Pink Island", 2007
Oil, acrylic and milk paint on canvas, 48 x 60"
Trine Wejp-Olsen


Trine Wejp-Olsen Painting
"Moment Of Courage", 2007
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40"
Trine Wejp-Olsen


Trine Wejp-Olsen Painting
"Botanica Curiosa", 2005
Watercolor, colored pencil and milk paint on paper, 43 x 84"
Trine Wejp-Olsen


Trine Wejp-Olsen Painting
"Anemone Nemerosa And The Deer", 2005
Watercolor, colored pencil and milk paint on paper, 19 x 27"
Trine Wejp-Olsen


René Vasquez painting
Stumpman, 2007
Colored pencil, acylic and varnish on birch panel, 48 x 24"
René Vasquez


René Vasquez painting
Hanging Boatman, 2007
Colored pencil, acylic and varnish on birch panel, 48 x 24"
René Vasquez


René Vasquez painting
A Gardener Becomes His Work, 2007
Colored pencil, arylic and varnish on birch panel, 48 x 24"
René Vasquez


René Vasquez painting
Single Boatman, 2007
Colored pencil, acrylic and varnish on birch panel, 48 x 24"
René Vasquez





Milo Gallery is pleased to exhibit the work of Trine Wejp-Olsen and of René Vasquez in the show "Wild Things".

Both artists imagine a world far away from our reality, a mysterious place more akin to a child's fairytale or myth. Wejp-Olsen, working in paint on canvas and paper, and Vasquez, working in pencil on wood, expose a hidden universe, a wild place where creatures and nature not only co-exist, but become entwined in one another. The trees and plants that inhabit their worlds are as strong a force as the animals and men among them. Wejp-Olsen focuses on the power of nature, the feminine beauty of creation, while Vasquez focuses on the male's position in this world. They share a surreal vision of a dreamlike landscape that quietly exists somewhere else.

Trine Wejp-Olsen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and educated at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at the Otis College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA. She has exhibited widely throughout Denmark and California, and had her first solo show last year in New York at Nancy Margolis Gallery in Chelsea. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

René Vasquez is a Los Angeles native. He attended Art Center College of Design, and has had numerous exhibits in California, Arizona, Miami and New York. His work has graced several album covers for independent bands and record labels. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.