Laura I.Gallery is thrilled to announce the official opening of its first exhibition "Blessings of Life" on the 7th October 2016 in the lead up to the Frieze Art Fair and the beginning of the London Art Season.
Blessings of Life is the inaugural Exhibition for Laura I. Gallery displaying a compilation of remarkable paintings from different collections by the inimitable Laura Iosifescu.
"Blessings of Life" is a collection of dynamic, sculptural paintings by Laura Iosifescu, playing on themes of nature, the human world and technology; this powerful exhibition celebrates the synergy and wonder of the world we live in.
In a world where mass media and social media revel in the darkness "Blessings of Life" celebrates the best of human kind. Here the artist wonders at the diversity of cultures, faith and our love for our environment. Our connection with the natural, with each other and even with technology is celebrated in evocative layered paintings.
Laura has already attracted considerable praise and attention in the art world following her creation of ‘Blossom Escape’, a dress sculpted entirely from paint. Showcased at a Princes Trust Event, hosted by the Saatchi Gallery, this creation highlights the artist’s passion for pushing the boundaries of art and her innovative application of paint. This unique piece was displayed alongside the work of well known artists such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and Xavier Mascaro.
"Blessings of Life" is a textural exploration of painting inspired by the world around us and our connections. A vivid colour palate jars against stark backdrops to create imposing and rich imagery. The use of innovative painting technology means shapes and ideas literally leap from the canvas creating sculptural depth. In this exhibition the artist has strived to create a living Eden that arrests the senses and challenges traditional views of painting.
Laura draws on imagery and shapes from the natural world to create paintings that are both familiar and otherworldly. The paint becomes alive through the deliberately-formed, organic shapes which characterise Laura’s radical 3D paintings. Sculpted flowers and intertwining leaves are playful manipulated through paint to create an unusual but intense beauty.
The pieces in this exhibition show not only great artistic feeling but reflect technological advances in the use of paint. Laura has developed unconventional tools and harnessed machines to create her exquisitely crafted works. She believes, “Technology is a very important tool of our survival. That is why I use it in my work”. Her unique set of artistic tools are a closely guarded secret meaning her creations are one of a kind
Laura is influenced by issues affecting the world today including poverty, violence and human trafficking. These human stories have inspired her intense and emotionally complex artwork. Her artistic journey is driven by a desire to create impactful work that drives change and positive progress. She hopes to inspire others through her own journey and the energetic images she creates.
"Blessings of Life" marks an important step for this exciting artist. This exhibition marks the largest display of her work to date and celebrates a vision of modern painting that embraces both the natural and the contemporary with remarkable synergy. The future certainly looks bright for Laura Iosifescu.