Los Angeles-based artist Laura Owens is something of a celebrity in her home town. She was one of the youngest artists ever to have a solo show at LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art in 2003 and has since been involved in a number of community driven art projects that her large-scale paintings have facilitated – she’s used her painting studio as a gallery space and performance and exhibition centre for all sorts of interesting collaborations.
Stylistically Laura’s paintings owe much to the 1980s. There’s colour palettes and patterns at work there that would look at home on a Talking Heads album. But the depth and complexity of her work also borrows heavily from the way we see things on screen, with different windows, layers, textures and patterns combining on one canvas like a desktop acting as a repository for all manner of visual information. Aside from giant canvasses she also makes intricate artist books that present her ideas on an entirely different scale. I’m hooked, so expect an interview in the near future Laura.
- All of human life was there: welcome back to the Best of the Web
- Jody Barton's passionate and political work masters many disciplines
- A Hail Mary pass: how to win the ads at the Super Bowl
- February diary: Where to go and what to see
- Hey Studio’s athletic and geometric typeface for ESPN’s magazine
- Karl Hab’s hypnotic photographs taken out of a plane window
- The importance of creative education: why making is as important as maths, reading and science
- Why Fonts Matter, and how they impact your mood
- How to beat creative block: one designer offers his invaluable advice
- Pentagram’s dynamic and shifting identity for a Serbian digital arts festival
- PETA’s x-rated Super Bowl advert banned from TV (NSFW)
- Bureau Mirko Borsche works with Nike Basketball on a new graphic language