Seeking unity and harmony, Hall's work celebrates our gregarious nature as a society. Acknowledging various states of friendship and personal relationship, she fuse's the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint and / or form, to produce works of art that transform with time. Embodying our cultural rhythms in a contemplation of everyday life.

Captivated by light and the colour of, Hall exhibited her first light sculpture / installation in 2014. This motivated her desire to infuse her painted works with the colour of light.... not as easy as initially imagined... it took a year of experimentation before Hall produced her first successful light infused 'sketch'. That same year Hall's light sculpture 'Flirt' was long listed in the Aesthetica Art Prize, England (2015). In 2018, Hall had work selected to exhibit digitally internationally, as a finalist in Art Takes SOHO 2018 (See.Me) and Art Takes Miami 2018 (Scope See.Me). Excitedly, Hall works with light from her studio in Nelson, New Zealand. Working concurrently between light infused painting and light sculpture. Hall combines traditional techniques of painting and form, with the science and colour of infused physical light to produce works of art that transform with time.

'Always seeking unity and harmony, my light infused painting celebrates our gregarious nature as a society'.

SMELL THE ROSES...

Encapsulating the ethereal quality of light, our most primal time ‘tool’, Hall endorses time as our most precious commodity. Seductively non-existent by day, her her light infused paintings smudge life in a blur of importance. Tugging gently at our awareness they reveal themselves with time. Celebrating the essence of life and asserting the need to make time, for all that is essential.

 

 

LEMONADE

‘When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.’ Captivated by the power and energy of optimism, Hall creates an almost tangible experience from the intangible expectation of a positive outcome. Combining the ethereal quality of light, with the materiality of paint and form. Hall extends the definition of optimism into the world of the actual. Presenting this elusive emotive state as a tangible experience. The interplay, between the evident and the subliminal, the spoken and the intuitive, is articulated through light and colour and permeates her work. Enticing the audience to step inside 'optimism' and experience it as an actual energy that positively enhances the disposition of the viewer.

'The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.' - Kahlil Gibran

 

 

INNUENDO...

Exploring the duality of conversation, Hall contemplates interpretation and assumption. Acknowledging the subtle nuances of language versus body language. Our reaction / interpretation being a respondent to many underlying and often subtle factors. Such as tone of voice and / or body language. By implication we may consider a statement either positive or negative. Acknowledging this, Hall subtly integrates actual physical light into her painted works. Empowering the painted colour. Suggestive of and reflecting the multiple layers / vibrations within conversation.

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© 2017 by Larisse Hall