Laura Skerjl

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Rarely found in nature, yet the most powerful wavelength in a rainbow, violet has long been associated with the supra-natural. In this exhibition, paintings are connected through a limited palette, with a focus on the colour violet. At times, it is used fundamentally: at others, as a colour to oppose or complement. This formal limitation, or crux, is a vehicle to push the artist’s previous landscapes into a ‘cosmic’ periphery. While this engagement is playful, it is also an expression of the natural world as expandable and holistic.

Laura Skerlj_The day makes a circle shape_2016_oil on linen_75x70cm_75X70cm

Laura Skerlj_The day makes a circle shape_2016_oil on linen_75x70cm_75X70cm

Amid a fluid and abstracted picture plane, figuration appears and vanishes: sometimes faces, ghosts, trees and planets come into view. This openness –where elements are allowed to move in and out of the frame—engages with a perspective on contemporary practice that encourages a mercurial interaction of forms and stylistic devises. Through this process, the artist seeks to use paintings’ potentials (colour, scale, perspective, representation) to conjure a space that is lofty and unbound.

Laura Skerlj - Lagoon_2015_0il on linen_162x193cm

Laura Skerlj – Lagoon_2015_0il on linen_162x193cm

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