Sharon Butler, founder of the Two Coats of Paint project, wrote the following about Laura Newman in 2012:
“Laura Newman’s color has always been sweet but brittle...the seemingly casual color shapes pulsate, gnash, and hover, like the pigeons she watches outside her Williamsburg studio…[Newman’s paintings] at first delight, then purposely confuse our expectations, leaving us to sort out the point of view, the enigmatic shapes, and the hints of narrative on our own. These paintings are a gentle reminder that things aren’t always as they seem.”
Laura Newman's paintings combine geometric delineations of space, ephemeral color fields, dynamic lines and organic forms, resulting in atmospheric images evocative of representational landscapes, but always opening up to something more, something beyond.
Her approach to painting is improvisational. Stains and pours generate abstract forms. Newman turn these shapes into characters and set them to play in unpredictable abstract narratives. Her paintings change a great deal in the process of making them. At the same time, she is after a feeling of freshness in her work. In Bonbon, she used white oil paint to edit and allow space for the luminous translucent colored forms to interact.
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About The Artist
Laura Newman is an established American contemporary artist known for abstract and colorful paintings. Read More
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