In the 21st Century, a New Generation of Avant -garde Artists Is Creating a Revival in the Popularity of Abstract Art and Abstract Expressionism

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Laura Iosifescu harnesses Earth’s energy to paint a brand new landscape.

A new generation of artists’ avant- garde began to emerge. We thought we knew everything about painting and how we could place paint on a surface, but Laura Iosifescu has broken the rules of convention by utilising machines to create uncanny imaginary landscapes. Her tools have become a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction, a female reproductive monster of forms of life.

Iosifescu had just completed her work on the series The Outbreak. She believes the mechanical reproduction of her landscapes articulate the symbiotic link with the society in which we live. However, mechanistic our society might be, it is organic. Like Nature, culture and society’s basic raison d’etre is to grow, give life, reproduce, but simultaneously appear unchanging but also continuously dynamic. Pushing the materiality of paint to the extreme articulates her desire to impact on the world, to influence and demodulate the future. My obsession emanates from the need to use mechanical tools to create the landscapes of "society," to commune with cities and the metropolis that constantly shift and reshape the natural environment. The representation of this flux which impacts profoundly on culture, milieu and society is the central motif in my work.

Anatomy and surface, beauty and ugliness, destruction and creation are intrinsic to artist Laura Iosifescu. "I am interested in the celebration of energy and death, nature and cruelty, abundance; colour and fantastical landscapes."

"I don’t record landscapes from a specific place, space or time, my observations lead me to offer a sense of peace and a new creative form that presents my interpretation of life through paint," Iosifescu says. "Yes, nature is an inspiration but so are life’s events and our own experiences. Cruelty and misery can disfigure accepted notions of Nature’s purity or bounty."

Her work has already been recognised by ARTSLANT, Category Mixed Media earlier this year and she has been called ‘an image poet.’ Earlier exhibitions in Newcastle sold out and Iosifescu’s brand of living landscapes. Her work is raw and organic but truly three dimensional. They are not simply a trace but like a new alien form of life.

These paintings are about the contradiction between the mechanical application of paint and the powerful sense of growth and its resultant energy that drives every process on the planet. Once the originals are experienced, they can never be forgotten.

You can arrange a studio visit by contacting: laura_iosifescu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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