On Saturday, August 26th, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery (CHG) unveils an all-new series of works from urban contemporary painter, illustrator, character creator, and comic artist Camilla d’Errico, titled Nurtured by Nature, in the Main Gallery. The show runs from August 26 to September 30, 2023.
Over the last 20 years, the Italo-Canadian artist has distinguished herself as one of the breakthrough artists in Pop Surrealism’s New Figurative movement through her ability to seamlessly weave manga and western styles with surrealist elements, wrapping it together with an extensive emotional palette. d’Errico has a unique style, bridging cultural and geographical boundaries, while remaining totally relevant to today’s varied audience. Ever the prolific artist, d’Errico lives the double life of comic artist/creator and New Brow painter, while expanding her horizons to include fashion, merchandise, and customized collectible art toys.
Regarding her new series, d’Errico shares, “Moving away from the city was a big turning point in my life, marked by many losses, including my freedoms during the pandemic, my furbaby companion Loki, and a part of myself. The losses left holes in their wake and the grief changed my perspective. The healing process that followed, I would describe as ‘nurtured by nature,’ because I reconnected with the incredible world around me, up in the Pacific Northwest.”
Adding, “Moving out of the city and into this community mindset struck me in an unexpected and fulfilling way. It highlighted how disconnected and restricted our lives can become when we’re isolated from the natural world. With this new collection, I’m bringing the great outdoors inside to celebrate its beauty, which I feel lucky to experience daily in my own backyard. We only have one world to share, I want viewers to appreciate and cherish everything we have. To connect to it, protect it, and leave our natural world in a more nurtured state than how we found it.”
On social media, d’Errico has started sharing sneak peeks into her upcoming show at CHG. In one work-in-progress video featuring her new piece “My Lepidoptera Parade,” d’Errico shares: “This piece is inspired by the beauty of nature and the vibrant colors found in our surroundings. I’ve started with a rough sketch and have begun adding layers of paint to bring it to life.”