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Contemporary Los Angeles artist Laura Letchinger creates over-sized abstract paintings with an urban industrial, minimalist, street or pop art edge. Her mixed-media artworks are layered acrylic on canvas, often combined with other mediums such as pastel, graphite, crayon and collage. Her large wall art exhibits a fragile vein within time and space, reconciling order and disorder, color and its resonances. From a palette rich in contrasted nuances, she offers a path without concessions towards otherworldliness of renewed interior landscapes that address neither reason nor memory, but stir up a tranquility embedded in us by centuries of figuration.
This 46 inch tall by 72 inch wide original artwork is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted black. It does not require framing. It is signed and titled by the artist on the back of the artwork. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and worldwide shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.
Laura is self-taught. Drawings, cartoons, calligraphy, and countless chalk murals were a huge part of her childhood. Years ago Laura lived in an old Chicago window shade factory and was immediately drawn to the aesthetic of big art in an industrial space. She loves working large.
It was her early experience as a distance runner that first provided her full access to the zen-like state of “no-thinking.” Connectedness to a creative life force seems to provide buoyancy to body and spirit. As intuition is heightened, the analytical mind evaporates and actions are informed from a knowing rather than deciding. For Laura all is one, all is timeless, and all is as it is.
“Free from thinking about the past, the future, or even the present mark being made in front of me, a unique internal space exists into which creative energy can flow,” says Letchinger. “I might have a certain intention or feeling as I paint, but I find making art to be the most interesting and exciting when this creative energy manifests in the physical world unfiltered by the mind. As a piece nears completion thoughts often do appear; I see patterns in the image and consider how to develop them. But because so much of even that process is intuitive rather than analytical, when I look at a finished painting I don’t really feel it’s something that I, in particular, made. This magical, magnetic experience of being and discovery continually pulls me to the studio to see what comes up next.”
2016-17 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2015 The Mural Project @ CITYCENTRE, Muir Fine Art Gallery, Houston TX
2015 Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, Los Angeles CA
2015 Muir Fine Art Gallery, Houston TX
About the gallery: Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich (Switzerland Kunstwarenhaus Est. 2000) and Los Angeles (USA Est. 2010), Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, figurative and abstract art from the hottest emerging and mid-career artists.