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Laura Lancaster

Untitled, 2012

Oil on linen
70 9/10 × 90 3/5 in
180 × 230 cm
This is a unique work.
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Gateshead, London
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WORKPLACE
Gateshead, London
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Untitled, 2012 is one of Laura Lancaster’s very first large scale paintings, and marks a dramatic …

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Untitled, 2012 is one of Laura Lancaster’s very first large scale paintings, and marks a dramatic shift in her practice away from the very small and portable paintings that she was becoming known for at that point.
In this work a familiar celebratory scene of a bouquet being caught at a wedding becomes an abstracted …

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Laura Lancaster
British, b. 1979
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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.

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Untitled, 2012 is one of Laura Lancaster’s very first large scale paintings, and marks a dramatic …

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Untitled, 2012 is one of Laura Lancaster’s very first large scale paintings, and marks a dramatic shift in her practice away from the very small and portable paintings that she was becoming known for at that point.
In this work a familiar celebratory scene of a bouquet being caught at a wedding becomes an abstracted …

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Medium
Painting
Laura Lancaster
British, b. 1979
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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.

Laura Lancaster

Untitled, 2012

Oil on linen
70 9/10 × 90 3/5 in
180 × 230 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Gateshead, London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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