donderdag 28 oktober 2010

Laura Lancaster

Located firmly within a tradition of figurative painting and portraiture Lancaster's subject matter consists of images sourced from an archive of found anonymous photographs and family albums bought at charity shops, car boot sales and flea markets. Laura Lancaster transposes these forgotten, lost or discarded moments of strangers' lives into vivid, fluid impressions that, through their painterly application, thwart any definitive understanding of their context or history. With an immediate and adept handling of paint, Lancaster's figures bleed into their surrounding scenes, moving towards an abstraction and ambiguity that divorces the subjects within her works from their specific identity and individuality, enabling their significance to relocate to a place of collective memory and experience that resonates with our own.

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