Lot 194 - Laura Holmes - Excerpt from a Language of Painting 2
Oil on Canvas
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Laura Holmes is a London based artist, born in Norwich. Currently undertaking her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, she obtained her BA in Fine Art from De Montfort University in Leicester (2021). She has shown work nationally, with her most notable shows at Leicester Gallery. Her first solo show will take place in October 2022.
MA Painting, RCA (Current)
MAPA Fine Art
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Laura Holmes aims to create spaces within painting that don’t exist, and is fascinated by the idea of moving and translating these inaccessible spaces to tangible planes of existence. Her postcard works are a space where she can coexist with painting – Holmes sees painting as semi-autonomous. Her relationship with paint has become symbiotic, parasitical, or dysfunctional. All cut from one original painting, these ‘excerpts’ are a separation, whereby one thing can exist in multiple spaces simultaneously. With the body of her work as an extension of herself, Holmes is therefore able to access these spaces in an approach which was impossible when the painting was whole. For Holmes, painting has become a way of accessing and understanding her environment.
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