Laura Newman, ‘Swoop’, 2015, IdeelArt
Laura Newman, ‘Swoop’, 2015, IdeelArt

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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 Frames 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.

Signature: Verso

From the artist’s studio

About Laura Newman

American, b. 1956, based in New York, NY, United States