Acrylic on Linen
40 x 60 in
102 x 152 cm
Artspace Warehouse (Los Angeles)
Shauna La explores the relationships between lines and emotion, color, and thought in her acrylic and mixed media works. Her minimalist wall art exhibits linear texture and movement, establishing an enduring understanding of receptive surfaces that respond to the world around them. Her original artworks ask us to slow down and inspect their painted and sculpted surface for subtle shifts in color, light, and texture. Ranging from small canvases with muted color impassioned with texture and stark charcoal lines to extremely large canvases enriched with brilliant texture and depth, her painting speaks to the viewer through its exuberance. La creates compelling and beautiful glimpses into her innovative perception of reality and her reaction to it.
This black and white painting on gray linen canvas is 40 by 60 inches. The sides are painted as a continuation of the front, and it does not require framing. It is signed and titled by the artist on the back. This artwork is stretched, wired, and ready to hang. Free Los Angeles delivery. Affordable U.S. and global shipping are available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included. Provenance: Artspace Warehouse.
Shauna La, born in 1983 in Hattiesburg, MS, is an abstract artist who resides in Los Angeles. Although she has studied at Columbia College in Chicago and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she is a self-taught painter.
“For me, existence is about creation, exploration, and especially attuning myself to energies and frequencies that are not immediately obvious. My process involves observing physical characteristics such as colors, sensations, tastes, and smells as well as unconventional occurrences like lucid dreams or meditation. All of this blends together into a fantastic maelstrom that inspires me to create. I use paint and collage elements to build rough surfaces full of texture, adding and stripping away layers using palette knives to reveal prior layers underneath, sometimes enriching the amalgam with cement, and finishing with charcoal and paint. The whitewashed textured surfaces represent our limited perceptions of reality, while the charcoal and lines are like cryptic messages we sometimes receive. The multiple layers beneath surfaces of my paintings symbolize things we might only see or feel in fleeting glimpses, and if we so choose, are available for us to reflect on and contemplate.”
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Shauna La was born in 1983 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Although she has studied at Columbia College in Chicago and Academy of Art University in San Francisco, she considers herself a self-taught painter. She lived in New Oreleans until Hurricane Katrina, after which she traveled throughout the US as an RF engineer. Having been painting in her hotel rooms during her travels, she decided to focus on painting full time in 2006.
Shauna La explores the relationships between lines and emotion, color and thought in her dynamic acrylic and mixed media works. Her works range from small canvases with muted color impassioned with crimson texture and stark charcoal lines to extremely large canvases enriched with brilliant texture and depth. In her most recent work, she creates compelling and beautiful glimpses into not only her perception of reality but her reaction to it.
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