Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Shauna La, ‘The Key’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

Shauna La explores the relationships between lines and emotion, color and thought in her dynamic acrylic and mixed media works. Ranging from from small canvases with muted color impassioned with texture and stark charcoal lines to extremely large canvases enriched with brilliant texture and depth, her painting speaks to the viewer through its exuberance. La creates compelling and beautiful glimpses into her innovative perception of reality and her reaction to it.

This black and white textural painting is 48" tall by 36" wide. It can be installed as a vertical or horizontal work. The sides of this artwork are painted as a continuation of the front. It does not require framing. It is signed and titled by the artist on the back. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. $250 shipping within Continental US. Affordable worldwide shipping options available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Shauna La, born in 1983 in Hattiesburg, MS, is an abstract artist who resides in Los Angeles. Although she has studied with Columbia College in Chicago and Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she is a self-taught painter. A multi-faceted personality and always compelled to create, La moved to San Diego in 2006 to focus on her artwork and began exhibiting in San Diego. In 2013 La moved to Los Angeles.

“For me, existence is about creation, exploration, and especially attuning myself to energies and frequencies that are not immediately obvious. My process involves observing physical characteristics such as colors, sensations, tastes and smells as well as unconventional occurrences like lucid dreams or meditation. All of this blends together into a fantastic maelstrom that inspires me to create. I use paint and collage elements to build rough surfaces full of texture, adding and stripping away layers using palette knives to reveal prior layers underneath, sometimes enriching the amalgam with cement, and finishing with charcoal and paint. The whitewashed textured surfaces represent our limited perceptions of reality, while the charcoal and lines are like cryptic messages we sometimes receive. The multiple layers beneath surfaces of my paintings symbolize things we might only see or feel in fleeting glimpses, and if we so choose, are available for us to reflect on and contemplate.”

EXHIBITIONS
2015 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2014 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Artwistiks Revolution Gallery, Columbia, MS
2013 New Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2013 Artwistiks Revolution Gallery, Columbia, MS
2013 Downtown Artwalk, Hattiesburg, MS
2012 Filter, San Diego, CA
2011 Art Faire, Gallery 204, Vista, CA
2011 Chocolate and Art, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Basic, San Diego, CA
2010 Basic, San Diego, CA

Signature: This artwork is signed and titled by the artist on the back (so it can be installed either vertically or horizontally).

About Shauna La

US, b. 1983, Hattiesburg, MS, United States, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States