Friday, 29 July 2011
The simple field inspired ‘conundrum’ belongs to the beauty in the altered perception of foreground versus background in what can be achieved in two-dimensional spaces. This isn’t set to blow anyone’s mind with boggling perceptive distortions.. but this stands to me as a charming preliminary sketchbook sketch to a larger scale ink drawing in progress.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
The painter Lara Viana is a new and exciting discovery for me. Instantly appealing painterly thin brush strokes she incorporates in each canvas seem to strangely melt into one another, while at the same time display a mysterious depth. She has clearly found an alchemy for herself which opens up a freedom to execute the painting of objects without a hint of realism. Viana seems to have the very enviable position of making small works which draw you in and look as if they are made loosely and quickly.. not unlike a masters oil sketch.
Lara Viana was born in Brazil. She studied at the Royal College of Art, London. She has taken part in numerous prestigious exhibitions and publications.