Lot 78 - Lara Davies - Detail 2 from 'The Bathers' Page 2 from 'Gauguin Polynesia'
Oil on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
Lara’s work explores the notion of painting as a method of re-portrayal, where layers of removal from the source subject transform it into something with a different, often playful new life as a painting. The environment of the studio is a constant in Lara’s work, and her paintings come from the objects that inhabit the studio alongside her.
Recently Lara has been making paintings of reproductions of other artists’ work from the books that live in her studio. As painters, inevitably we learn from and are influenced by the canon of work which has come before our own, and by making paintings of these paintings, Lara is unapologetically acknowledging these influences.