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.
In Room, the artist uses a vocabulary of geometric form and stained color traditionally associated with Modernist paintings’ investigation of the surface of a painting to create an experience about the activity of seeing and representing space.
In this work, Newman is interested in the dialogue between the flat surface of the picture plane and the illusion of a spatial world that it can evoke. Stains of translucent acrylic paint interact with crisp mechanical line and a hard-edged sequence of colored shapes implies a corner that leads to a schematic mirror.
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.