About this Artwork
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 Swoop 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.
About the Artist
Laura Newman is an American abstract artist. She creates vivid, dynamic paintings that revel in a harmonious balance between gestural brushwork, hard-edge geometric spatial arrangements and layered, architectural compositions. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Newman currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.