Laura Lancaster, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Phillips

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Signature: signed and dated 'Laura Lancaster 2015' on the overlap

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

About Laura Lancaster

Laura Lancaster’s paintings find sources in anonymous snapshots, slides, and films the artist finds in flea markets and junk shops. As a result, her subjects are people and settings she is not familiar with, but that are nonetheless presented in an intimate way. Lancaster paints gesturally, using broad strokes that appear to blur the images; sometimes her paint application is so thick that the strokes drip and distort surrounding forms and give her work a ghostly feel. Lancaster’s palette is usually ghostly and muddy; in 2005, she made a series of monochromes using black paint and the raw canvas for the contrasting color value. More recently, she has begun to explore other categories of photo-based figurative painting in the absence of a figure, as in her series of paintings based on photographs of gravestones.

British, b. 1979, Hartlepool, United Kingdom, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Fair History on Artsy

Workplace Gallery at Dallas Art Fair 2017
Workplace Gallery at Artissima 2016
Workplace Gallery at Dallas Art Fair 2015
Workplace Gallery at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015
Workplace Gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014