Approved: 16.06.2012

Erin Lawlor

Artist, Curator

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Approved: 16.06.2012

Painting is for me a fertile place of prospection, a vector for the otherwise inexpressible. Working essentially in oil, occasionally in ink, beyond the physical presence of the works and the apparent gestural brushwork, an internal logic establishes itself, the paintwork condenses and unites, not so much a duplication as a translation of the sensitive that uses the ductile and resistant character

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Curating, Studio practice
  • Categories: Painting
  • Tags: painting, paint, oil, abstract, artist
 

Biography

Painting is for me a fertile place of prospection, a vector for the otherwise inexpressible. Working essentially in oil, occasionally in ink, beyond the physical presence of the works and the apparent gestural brushwork, an internal logic establishes itself, the paintwork condenses and unites, not so much a duplication as a translation of the sensitive that uses the ductile and resistant character of the paint itself. Each work bears in effect the echo of a movement, a fold or an unfolding, a sort of supple stratification of the texture itself. The works may be read as making allusion to geology, the enlargement of a floral detail or the memory of an enigmatic image referring to micro or macrocosm, at a fragile point of equilibrium between control and the accidental, fusion and a possible engulfing. The resulting images settle into paradigms, if not abstract (the reference to a life-form or reality is never far from the surface) they aspire to the abstract, being a condensation or summarisation of a subjective experience of reality.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2015 - Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart (upcoming), London Fields, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco. 2014 - Long Loud Silence (with Mary Bucci McCoy), Gray Contemporary, Houston, Texas. 2013 - Recent Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco 2012 - Anima, paintings by Erin Lawlor, espace Mezcla, Rouen 2012 - Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles 2010 - Erin Lawlor, solo exhibition, galerie Pascaline Mulliez, 4, cité Griset, Paris, France 2009 - Erin Lawlor, solo exhibition, Hötel de Sauroy exhibition space, 58, rue Charlot, Paris, France

Group exhibitions 2015 -Arbeiten auf papier, Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany; Suchness/Sosein, RAUMX, London; Tutti Frutti, Turps Banana Gallery, London. 2014 - ; Ellipse, a3 Galllery, Moscow, Russia; London Calling, Look & listen Gallery, France; Women and the Dune, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco; Summer Saloon, Lion and Lamb, London; Off Line, On Mark, Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, U.S; Mind the Gap, Autonomie Gallery, L.A.; Nothing but Good, PARK, Tilburg, Netherlands. 2013 - Emergence, Hotel de Sauroy, Paris; Reason & Romance, Galerie 6b, Elingen, Belgium; What I like about you, Parallel Art Space, Imogen Holloway gallery, New York. 2012 - George Lawson Gallery, Aqua Art Miami , Miami; Turbulence, group exhibition, George Lawson Gallery, Los Angeles, United States. 2011 - Jeune Création exhibition, 104, Paris, France. Curated projects 2015 - Suchness/Sosein, RAUMX, London. 2014 - Ellipse, a3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia; London Calling, Look & Listen Gallery, France. 2013 - Emergence, Hotel de Sauroy, Paris 2012 - Moveable Feast, group exhibition, Hôtel de Sauroy exhibition space, Paris, France