Monday, May 2, 2011

Pop Art - Natasha Law

I would love to use one of Natasha Law's {Jude's sister} highly glossy, oversized, pop art paintings in a project. It would have to be for the right client, most likely someone who isn't afraid to take a risk and that can appreciate Law's revealing, graphic approach.  I would love to see one of these at the end of a well lit hallway leading to a bed room! The photo image is of Interior Designer - Sara Gilbane, sitting in front of her Natasha Law painting. Here's some more information on Natasha's style and approach. 
Natasha's work is also available in the U.S. through Voltze Clark. I believe that's where Sara buys her pieces.

"Executed with industrial material, the paintings require a complex, time-consuming process. Law usually starts with 
modeling sessions where she photographs and draws her sitters. She then projects the resulting line drawings onto
 metal sheets, decides how to crop the image as well as its colour scheme. The last and possibly most difficult part of 
the process starts when she applies the colours on the aluminium panel. Multiple layers are necessary to produce her 
immediately recognisable vibrant colours, and each layer requires long hours of drying. Law’s choice of material, as well
 her subject, evokes the aesthetic of Pop Art, her bold block colours reminiscent of Tom Wesselmann’s seminal nudes. 
The saturated colours lend a near-abstract quality to the works, turning these figurative works into complex composition 
of coloured shapes. In style, Law’s are elegantly minimal; in content they remain emotionally charged. "

Natasha Law was born in 1970 and lives in London.


christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love, love, love!!!

Kate Lewis said...

very happy to discover her work. interesting process. thanks!

jeanine said...

I really love this artwork and the fact that it's bold and not fussy at all.

On another note, I think we went to grad school together - you graduated before me but you were one of "The Julie's", right?


Hannah said...

gorgeous- so fresh and unique!

sami chu. said...

i love these! the colors are so delicious and the silhouettes are simple and chic! wonderful find!



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