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Alexandra de Laszlo


Silk Crepe de Chine Scarf 'Silver Trees'

Silk Crepe de Chine Scarf 'Silver Trees'

I adapted the design for this scarf from one of my paintings, which has been digitally printed onto the fabric. Made in England with hand rolled hems. Please note that postage is included for the UK. Please contact me directly for overseas delivery.

digital print onto silk (crepe de chine)
170cm x 50cm

Introduction

I am an artist living and working in Bath.  Inspirations include the wonderful paintings of Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee and Hundertwasser, as well as classical Japanese and Chinese paintings and prints. 

I am also intrigued by how works of art can exist in different lighting scenarios, some needing very little illumination to exhibit their magic whilst happpliy showing their stuff in bright light too. 

I started working mostly at night through necessity, and then became fascinated by how my paintings developed different characters in the daylight hours.  This became something I then deliberately worked with and led me to incorporate metallic paint in my more recent work.  I love how these can contribute a sense of joyful exuberance to a painting as well as an elegant lustre according to when and how it is viewed.

Statement

     My work focuses on tangible abstract shapes, with an interest in how they exist within their spaces.  The forms I paint are, for the most part, very simple: spheres, crosses and eggs - familiar, archetypal forms and shapes which are therefore loaded with the potential for all kinds of associations and symbolic meaning, the creation of which the viewer plays an active part in.   I believe that the viewer has an important role in the process of engaging with a picture; the artist brings the first part of the story to the table, and the viewer completes it, contributing his or her own associations with and reactions to what they are looking at.

      I work mainly in oils, on canvas and on paper, using transparent colours quite extensively, layering them to achieve a strong intensity of colour and depth of field.  I also use pastels and charcoal, and have captured several images to produce limited edition prints.

     Please get in touch (by clicking on 'contact') if you would like any further information, or if you would like to arrange to see my work.  If you want to add your email address to my mailing list, click 'add to mailing list'.  I will use this from time to time to let you know about exhibitions and new work.

 

Biography

1969born in London
1988-1990New York University
1991-1992Parsons School of Design

I have only recently started working as an artist after many years of practising as a psychotherapist and working in the voluntary sector in London.  As a young adult I made a choice to focus on how we exist in the world and function as human beings by studying psychology and philosophy before training as a therapist.  It was a choice made after studying Fine Art at Parsons, and in the belief that I would continue painting in my spare time.  With the best will in the world, my reality did not live up to that particular ambition and it has not been until I moved to Bath and was introduced to a whole new way of being by the arrival of my daughter in 2007, that those embers that had continued to smoulder for all those years have been able to flame bright enough for me to start painting again.