Time is... a surprise (various times of day)
oil / 12V LED lighting / hand stretched cotton forms / 940mm x 800mm x 140mm (d)
Fusing the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint and form, Larisse Hall uses light (our most primal time tool) as both medium and time reference
Her signature 'light infused painting' takes the traditional and reinterprets it into a new painting genre. Incorporating physical light as medium, Hall glazes translucent layers of oil paint, on hand stretched shaped canvases, to create time trans-formative, tangible forms. These exist as paintings by day. Subtly breathing. Paradoxically, as it darkens, they transform. Becoming illuminated. The painted surface morphs beyond the paint, into something ethereal and intangible. The colour and energy of light emanating, extends the 'painting' beyond the form, to 'embrace' the viewer. Her works, living and breathing through time.
Acknowledging that time is a constant yet not an infinite resource. Our actions today, impact beyond our now.
With teenagers in the house, this is an important concern within Hall's work
A full time arts practitioner since 2008 Hall recently gained an award as a Special Prize Winner of the Arte Laguna Prize (Venice, Italy) 16 21/22, winning an Artist Residency with Final Exhibition at Espronceda, Barcelona, Spain (dates tbc). Details: artelagunaprize.com/16-edition-21-22/winners-21-22.