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The two year-old artist Lola June had her first solo show; 37 pieces, acrylic on canvas, in a slim, white-walled gallery called ChaShaMa.

Lola was discovered in the living room of her own home, by the artist Pajtim Osmanaj, a friend of her mother, Lucille. They were having dinner, and Lola June was colouring with markers on a paper. Impressed with her scribbles, he came back the next week with Sharpies. After these were rejected by her mother (they’re toxic and Lola is a baby), he brought acrylic paints and a canvas. She painted for 15 minutes, then abruptly dropped the brush and wandered off. They got in a routine of painting together regularly ever since.

Lola’s process is fairly simple: when she wants to start, she says “Painting?” When she’s done, she says “done”.

 

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Lola June (@lolajuneart)’in paylaştığı bir gönderi ()

 

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Lola June (@lolajuneart)’in paylaştığı bir gönderi ()

In the first hour of Lola’s show, six paintings — priced between $250 and $1,500 — were sold. This may make her sad. When Osmanaj first took the paintings from Lola’s house to the gallery, she was distressed to find them missing from her house. The paintings have become her friends, Lucille says. She kisses them in the morning when she wakes up and says “bye painting” to them when she leaves the house.

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