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 Viewing Platform, juxtaposed bands of color confirm the surface of the painting as a plane while the depiction of the metal frame of the billboard wraps around the side of the stretcher. Here, the artist is interested in the opposition of the two dimensionality of the painted surface and the three dimensionality of the painting as an object.
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.