Hello folks, my name is Lauren, I  am a MFA student at Ulster University studying Fine Art. I have a First Class Honours BA in fine art. My speciality is in painting, my practice lies between the figurative and the abstract. I am intrigued in capturing the subtle figure in my work, looking at the essence and meaning of the painting. My Personal work looks at ideas of the sublime. Therefore, a lot of my work is based on faith and is inspired by the word of the Bible.

A LITTLE INTRODUCTION...

Artist Statement 

The sublime is the central motif of my practice. My practice's intent is to attempt to create a cognitive viewing experience which stimulates thoughts and interpretations of the divine. I focus on creation and the idea that the sublime can be conveyed through nature and capturing the essence of it through paint.

My process of painting relies upon chance, I have developed a mixed medium practice and process which involves pouring inks, acrylics and oil-based paints. My hands on and off approach removing the brush captures a spontaneity and energy which creates gestural and fluid marks that only nature can imitate.  

I am creating a new dialogue with surface contextually and aesthetically through the process of layering; forging textile aspects with the paint that reject the fluid depth produced through pouring which creates a juxtaposition. Contextually the paintings present the surface of the earth in a much more material way; it deals with landscape in a less pictorial form capturing a presence of landscape.

I believe that art has the power to expose or present universal truths to a viewer. I hope my paintings capture that balance of living and majesty were serenity, purpose and self-awareness can be found.

Contact information

For queries and commission please contact through email below: 

 

Email: laurenciaraart@gmail.com

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Qualifications

2015-2016

Belfast Met

Foundation dipolma in Art and Design

Distinction

2016-2019

Ulster University- Belfast School of Art

Bachelors in Fine art

First Class Honours 

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