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    Lara Odell: Untitled, For The Rumpus

Illustration: Lara Odell's papercuts are just ever so nice

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Lara’s practice stretches all the way across printmaking, woodcuts, video, stop-motion animation and writing, and with such a broad spectrum under her belt she has plenty to inform what has become a very refined aesthetic. With a range of colours that practically oozes her native California – tanned limbs, blue skies and sunshine yellow houses? Yes please! – and a first-rate grasp of composition, her work is suuuuuper nice.

We’re especially excited about her papercuts; empty spaces and carefully rendered tiny detail work together harmoniously to create quietly funny images, with whole visual narratives transcending their medium to tell stories. Lara’s not afriad of their fragility, either; watch police cars crumple and airplanes fall to pieces as she plays with the temporary nature of the pieces she creates. Lovely stuff!

  • Houses

    Lara Odell: 5530 Anaheim Road

  • Typewriter

    Lara Odell: Untitled

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    Lara Odell: Airplane

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    Lara Odell: Airplane

  • Police

    Lara Odell: Police Car

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    Lara Odell: Police Car

  • Vintage

    Lara Odell: Ida A Novel

  • Hands

    Lara Odell: Body Shaped Bodies

  • Trousers

    Lara Odell: Body Shaped Bodies

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.