Work / Art

Lino Lago

Lago is an artist who juxtaposes intentionally banal imagery with jarring, unexpected abstract expressions – sometimes dramatic explosions of colour. My favorites are the opulent Interior scenes which, akin to famed photographer Louise Lawler’s pithy images of wealthy art collectors’ homes, feature beautiful renderings of domestic luxury. But Lago goes a step further and inserts shocking sprays of paint that strengthen his perceivable critique of these glossy, overwrought spaces. He goes to the trouble of destroying his own immaculate paintings – Jackson Pollock meets the tradition of Dutch interior painting.