An English-born artist, Erin Lawlor is best known for abstract works characterized by wide, curvy brushstrokes, imbued with the natural integration of motion, body, and presence.
Born in Epping, UK in 1969, Lawlor moved to France straight out of school, where she lived between 1987 and 2013. She currently lives in London. She holds a BA in History of Art and Archaeology from the University of Paris IV – la Sorbonne. Her work was exhibited in a number of venues, including Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, Fifi projects, Mexico, Fox/Jensen/McCrory, Auckland and Sydney, Galerie Pauline Pavec, Paris, Espacio Valverde, Madrid, Rod Barton, Brussels, Gray Contemporary, Houston, Texas and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen. Her works is present in a number of public collections such as New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge, United Kingdom and Mark Rothko Art Centre, Daugavpils, Latvia.
Lawlor working process includes placing her canvas on the floor and brushing it within arm's reach of the surface, making marks quickly, impulsively, and energetically. While the appearance of movement is manifest in her work, it also reveals clear planes of depth and firm control.
Featured image: Erin Lawlor - As below, 2018 (detail). Oil on canvas. 71 × 102 in. 180.3 × 259.1 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Miles McEnery Gallery