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'Palm with Turquoise Sky' by Lara Feldman


Lara Feldman was born in South Africa and now lives and works in London. Her work deals with image and memory, and like Milton Avery, the talking point is always colour. Lara’s visual language shape-shifts depending on where she is taking inspiration from, but a central aspect of her work references growing up in her beloved native city of Cape Town, South Africa. Lara records the figures and the landscape they inhabit through vivid colour and a painterly approach to creating dusky and nebulous figurative scenes through oil on canvas. Recalling the soft, nostalgic light of Cape Town, she looks to swaying, joyously careless palm trees, a recurring symbol used to connote longing and desire for the city she loves or to consider home as a far-off land. Through her colours, she captures the quality of Cape light, what might conventionally be termed ‘Mediterranean’.

Lara’s gestural oil paintings re-present and re-frame images from her own bank of photographs. She works with an immediacy to record and interpret moments from her life, both real and imagined and with both friends and strangers. Her figurations appear hazed in memory, often with colours bleeding or melting into one another.

Lara is explorative in her approach to painting, focusing on the personal as a prism to question the proximity to her subject. Feldman’s grasp of the medium is reflected in her construction and composition of image, using abstraction in her editing of ‘reality’, as well as her ordering of surfaces, painterly effects, and the creation of studied portraits, interiors and cyphers of landscape.

Since moving to London in 2018, Feldman’s practice was developed by the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at City Lit, from which she graduated in 2022.

Oil on linen

30 x 40 cm

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*Please note that all pieces in our Summer Exhibition will be sent after the exhibition closes on the 22nd June.

'Palm with Turquoise Sky' by Lara Feldman




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