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.
While travelling in India Newman discovered Wasli paper, a type of hand-made paper historically used for painting miniatures.
This work, as well as Swoop and Swerve, is part of an ongoing group of paintings on Wasli paper that Newman began while at Yaddo, the artists’ residency in Saratoga Springs, New York.
In these paintings her working process is very porous and she is excited by the wide range of possibilities they are opening up.
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About The Artist
Laura Newman is an established American contemporary artist known for abstract and colorful paintings. Read More