by Lara Scolari
The artist’s works are created in an abstract-expressionist style in which she explores developed, experimental techniques and processes. Building each work using a variety of media, she creates depth through transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.
In Substrate, she continues to explore the theme of visually capturing the invisible energy, movement, life force and emotion beneath the surface – while reflecting the palette of the Australian landscape. She is interested in how energy affects the process of painting and viewing.
Her paintings create a space for the viewer to engage with this spectrum of energy, which then provokes conversation and thought.
painter / visual artist
An Australian visual artist who lives and works in Sydney, in the port city of Balmain. With a Master’s degree in Cross Disciplinary Art & Design from the University of New South Wales (MCDArtDes, UNSW) and years of experience working in the arts and culture sector, she expresses this wealth of knowledge in her art practice. She has participated in many international exhibitions and art fairs.
Influenced by major artistic figures such as Brett Whiteley, Helen Frankenthaler, John Olsen, Hans Hoffman and Mark Rothko, she is an action/gestural painter, and her work is created in the style of abstract expression. Thus, she explores developed, experimental techniques and processes. She builds each work using a variety of media, creating depth through transparent layers that reveal hidden dioramas.
Her works are inspired by memory, meditation, music, culture and the essence of Australia. She continues to explore the theme of capturing the invisible energy, movement, life force and emotion hidden beneath the surface of Australia’s complex culture – while reflecting the palette of its natural landscape.
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