Location: United States
Lianne Jedeikin Goldsmith lives in Los Angeles, California. She was born in Zimbabwe and after studying in Cape Town, South Africa, immigrated to the United States where she founded Accentrix Design Studio. Managing a team of talented artists, Lianne designed and implemented large scale design installations for clients throughout the United States. Between 2001 and 2015, Lianne directed her creativity towards working with youth and young adults living in foster care while continuing to paint.
Lianne’s current body of work, “In Their Memory” is inspired by photographic images from Southern Africa in the early 60’s. The images resonated with Lianne’s life as a child living in Zimbabwe.
“I chose to paint on authentic vintage paper from the era when the photos were made as a way to shine a light on the relationship of the people in the photographs with the people for whom they worked. The colonial floral backgrounds seep into the flesh and clothing of the domestic workers and their children echoing the invasive colonial paternalism that deliberately and insidiously destroyed civilizations and threw millions of human beings into cruel servitude.
Lianne has exhibited throughout the United States and her work sells internationally in Africa, Europe and Australia as well as Canada and the US.
Images in this portfolio were inspired by the many people I encountered during my life growing up in Africa.