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Artist

Laura Fishman

Middlesex University (MA Fine Art / 2011)

Interview

What is your favourite film of all time?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

What music are you currently listening to and why?

I'm currently listening to Bela Fleck and Sia.

 

Which living artists do you most admire and why?

Elizabeth Neel - Her works explore the theme of the individual and their landscape

Lucy Jones - Her honesty

Diana Molzan - Her playfulness

Mark Bradford - His ability to make art from materials from his environment, and his generosity to his community.

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?

Willem de Kooning - The mentor of one of my most inspiring tutors, Joop Sanders.

Which exhibition that you have visited made the greatest impact on you and why?

'Two and a Half Dimensions',  Pangolin, 2011. Curated by Marcus Harvey.

It inspired me to push painting toward 3-dimensions - which was a turning point in my practice.

What is the question you get asked most frequently about your work and how do you answer it?

'How did I do that' and 'What inspired the colour'?

What / who inspired you to be an artist?

Since my first paintbox at age 4, given to me by my mother.

Can you tell us about where you make your art and what if any the significance of this location is?

My studio is in my home, which is where my heart is.

What do you like most about being an artist?

Working with paint and the excitement that I have created something unique.

What is your greatest achievement as an artist to date?

One of my greatest achievements in my work was my 'High Viscosity' residency and solo exhibition at DegreeArt. It was a period of intense growth as well as being a fabulous opportunity.

What are your plans for the coming year?

My plan for the year is to work thinner washes of  colour on canvas, inspired by nature.

Forthcoming: I will be artist in residence at Stephens House and Gardens in Finchley, where I will have a studio in a Victorian 'Secret Tower' that overlooks the estate and north London.  http://www.stephenshouseandgardens.com/

Latest artwork - View all by this artist

  • Inspirit
    Size(HxWxD):61x51x8cm
    £875.00
  • Lost City
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x3.8cm
    £1,550.00
  • The Rockery at Avenue House
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
    £2,250.00
  • Magic Garden
    Size(HxWxD):49x44x2cm
    £350.00
  • Garden of Gold
    Size(HxWxD):0x0x0cm
    £350.00
  • Enchanted Garden
    Size(HxWxD):50x45x2cm
    £350.00
  • The Pond
    Size(HxWxD):49x44x2cm
    £350.00
  • Garden Party
    Size(HxWxD):50x45x2cm
    £350.00
  • English Garden
    Size(HxWxD):50x45x2cm
    £350.00
  • Pink Mountain
    Size(HxWxD):63.5x78.5x2cm
    £495.00
  • Once Upon a Hill
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
    £2,250.00
  • Paint the Town Red
    Size(HxWxD):76x60x2cm
    £725.00
  • River's Edge
    Size(HxWxD):50x50x4cm
    £650.00
  • Bridalveil Fall
    Size(HxWxD):50x50x4cm
    £650.00
  • Indulgence
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4.3cm
    £1,250.00
  • Coastal Rapture
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,250.00
  • Ethereal
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.8cm
    £1,350.00
  • Set You Free
    Size(HxWxD):100x120x3.8cm
    £1,450.00
  • Splash
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x3.8cm
    £1,650.00
  • Do What You Like
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Downpour
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.8cm
    £800.00
  • Before the Needles
    Size(HxWxD):50x50x3.75cm
    £650.00
  • Colour
    Size(HxWxD):70x113.3x4cm
    £1,450.00
  • Silken
    Size(HxWxD):40x45x0.1cm
    £120.00
  • Life's a Picnic
    Size(HxWxD):44x50x0.1cm
    £120.00
  • Under the Sea
    Size(HxWxD):49x44x0.1cm
    £120.00
  • On the Shore
    Size(HxWxD):49x44x0.1cm
    £120.00
  • Splodge
    Size(HxWxD):45x41x0.1cm
    £120.00
  • Eagle Spirit
    Size(HxWxD):40x40x3.5cm
    £475.00
  • Gypsy Soul
    Size(HxWxD):30x30x2cm
    £350.00
  • Straight from the Heart
    Size(HxWxD):46x36x3.8cm
    £485.00
  • Spin-Out
    Size(HxWxD):100x80x4cm
    £1,200.00
  • Bighorn Canyon
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x4cm
    £675.00
  • Lavender Fields
    Size(HxWxD):100x80x4cm
    £1,200.00
  • Prelude to Summer
    Size(HxWxD):100x80x4cm
    £1,200.00
  • Pink Marble
    Size(HxWxD):60x120x2.5cm
    £1,400.00
  • Oort Cloud
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
    £800.00
  • Diaphaneity
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Renegade
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Pinkpoint
    Size(HxWxD):76x50.5x2cm
    £700.00
  • Beach
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x4cm
    £1,200.00
  • Blue Grey
    Size(HxWxD):76x101x3.5cm
    £785.00
  • Blue Squares
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Blue Heaven
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x3.75cm
    £1,500.00
  • Regeneration 2
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.75cm
    £1,050.00
  • Cathedral
    Size(HxWxD):101.5x75.5x3.75cm
    £900.00
  • Pavement
    Size(HxWxD):76x101x3.5cm
    £850.00
  • Moondance
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Palm Springs
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Long Way Home
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Spatter
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Pour No.1
    Size(HxWxD):84x60x1.7cm
    £1,450.00
  • Ruched Pour
    Size(HxWxD):40x5x3cm
    £250.00
  • Pour No. 5
    Size(HxWxD):46x30x3cm
    £625.00
  • Pour No.4
    Size(HxWxD):38x38x3cm
    £625.00
  • Chromafusion
    Size(HxWxD):44x48x4cm
    £725.00
  • Pour Inside-Out
    Size(HxWxD):30x30x4cm
    £695.00
  • Obstructed Pour
    Size(HxWxD):30x37x6.5cm
    £775.00
  • Pour No. 7
    Size(HxWxD):52x61x3.5cm
    £675.00
  • Pour No. 6
    Size(HxWxD):54x53x3.5cm
    £675.00
  • Pour with Rings
    Size(HxWxD):20x20x1cm
    £225.00
  • Storm 1
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm
    £450.00
  • Glimmer
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm
    £450.00
  • Bloom
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm
    £450.00
  • Masked
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm
    £450.00

Artist's statement

Laura Fishman's artistic vision is to connect with the viewer through the language of colour and paint, and to convey her painting experience. With drips and pours, she uses a deeply intuitive approach where opaque and translucent layers are worked until the results produce surfaces that are beautifully textured, sublimely multicoloured and visually engaging. She explores the process of painting itself, where themes of memory and consciousness, time and sense of place are addressed.

Currently, Laura is the artist in resident at Stephen's House and Gardens in Finchley. She is working in a studio in a secret Victorian tower which overlooks the stunning grounds. Her works in progress are inspired by the gardens and architecture on the estate. For updates about Laura's residency visit her blog: http://www.laurafishman.blogspot.co.uk  or facebook page: Laura's Secret Tower - https://www.facebook.com/LauraFishmanResidency

In her recent work, Laura sprays and drips layers of paint allowing the layers to develop as the canvas hangs vertically on the wall. These paintings have a more recognizable landscape form then her previous series of poured paintings.

For Laura's 'Pour Paintings', she explores how gravity pulls highly viscous paint. The process takes hours to form and days to dry. She uses a bold, playful palette that can trickle off, through or be completely free from the support, adding a playfulness to her work as she questions the notion of painting. Balancing experience along with discovery and chance, tension lies in the controlled gesture. As the colours swirl and mingle, the movement creates designs evocative of the intricate patterns of nature.

In her 'Paint Objects', Laura further investigates the plasticity of the paint. She moves away from working with two-dimensional surfaces and toward working with literal space, constructing works that overlap the two media of painting and sculpture. She combines systems of accumulation and layering using modern paint technology to explore how paint behaves and develops over time.

During Laura Fishman's solo exhibition and residency 'High Viscosity' at DegreeArt, she transformed the gallery space with paintings, installation, video and sculpture. The exhibition linked the various surfaces and features, both literally and figuratively, which created a dynamic relationship with the viewer. Emphasis was put on the work's physicality and materiality, and the process of allowing the materials to find their own form and the creative possibilities.

About the Artist
Laura Fishman earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting in the United States from the State University of New York where she studied figurative and abstract painting. She continued her studies in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and earned her MA Fine Art at Middlesex University in London. Laura Fishman is founder of Creative Drawing Studio in North London and a certified GOLDEN Artist Educator.

 

 

          
 
    
 
 
 
 

 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2015 - East Finchley Artist's Open Houses - 4/5 July & 11/12 July. www.eastfinchleyopen.org.uk

2015 - Artist in Residence - (April - October) Stephens House and Gardens, Finchley, London

2015 - ArtsDepot Open - 31 March - 11 April. Apthorp Gallery, London

2014 - Vout-O-Reenee's Member's Group Show - The Stash Gallery, London

2014 -  'Xmas Marks the Red Dot' -  Studio 1.1 - Shoreditch, London

2014 -  'SEAMS'  -  Hoxton Arches, London

2014 -  'Splashes, Wisps & Fragments'  -  Original Gallery, London

2014 - East Finchley Open - London

2014 - Verve Open, DegreeArt. Loud and Western Building, Fulham London

2014 - Group Exhibition - 'Sunless' -  Bermondsey Project Space, Bermondsey, London

2014 - Laura Fishman & Darren MacPherson, - Lime Wharf/ DegreeArt, Vyner St., London

2014 - Group Exhibition - ART/Converters! - Studio 1.1, Shoreditch, London 2013 - Degree Art Residency 28 October - 23 December

2013 - Artsdepot Open, 26 July - 8 September. Apthorp Gallery, London

2013 - 'Braziers Open', 17 - 19 May. Oxfordshire Art Weeks

2013 - 'Affordable Art Fair', Bristol

2013 - 'Ideal Home Show', 15 March - 1 April. Earls Court, London

2013 - 'This Years Model',  4 - 27 January.  Studio1.1, Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London.  

2012 - 'Objects of Desire', Degree Art. Vyner Street, London

2012 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea. Degree Art, London

2012 - Signature Art Prize - Finalist. Spitalfields, London

2012 - Arts Depot Open - Apthorp Gallery. Artsdepot, London

2012 - Group Exhibition - 'PLATE' - Herrick Gallery. Shoreditch, London

2012 - Group Exhibition - 'HANG' - Outside World Gallery. Shoreditch, London

2012 - Solo Exhibition  - 'BLUE/GREY' - Outside World Gallery. Shoreditch, London

2011 - Cass Art Prize - Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London

                                                                                                                                   

Recently sold artwork

  • Rhapsody in Blues (Dyptich)
    Size(HxWxD):56x35.5x0.25cm
  • Fire and Ice
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
  • 4 x 4
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
  • Marsala Bouquet
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.8cm
  • Arctic Landscape 1
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
  • Arctic Landscape 2
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
  • Storm Mountain
    Size(HxWxD):70x113.3x4cm
  • Desire
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4.3cm
  • Green Lightning
    Size(HxWxD):80x100x2cm
  • Squish
    Size(HxWxD):46x39x0.1cm
  • Drizzle
    Size(HxWxD):40x40x3.5cm
  • Surf's Up
    Size(HxWxD):40x40x3.5cm
  • Koki'o
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
  • Ripple
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
  • Right Now
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
  • Luz do Sol
    Size(HxWxD):30x30x2cm
  • Shimmer
    Size(HxWxD):3.75x100x100cm
  • Jardin
    Size(HxWxD):42.5x32.5x3.5cm
  • Glacial Spring
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x4cm
  • Scrawled
    Size(HxWxD):49x44x0.1cm
  • Snafu
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
  • Pink & Green Pour
    Size(HxWxD):32x31x6.5cm
  • Gravity
    Size(HxWxD):153x110x3.5cm
  • Night Window
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x4cm
  • Serendipity
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x3.8cm
  • Vintage Glow
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x4cm
  • Wanderlust
    Size(HxWxD):15x20x1.5cm
  • Feathered Friends
    Size(HxWxD):15x20x1.5cm
  • Molten Slinky
    Size(HxWxD):140x120x200cm
  • Autumn Rain
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
  • Susquehanna River
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
  • Flowstone
    Size(HxWxD):122x92x3.5cm
  • Windy City
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x0.1cm
  • Anticline
    Size(HxWxD):20x18x2cm
  • Let There be Music
    Size(HxWxD):30.5x35.5x1cm
  • Turbulence
    Size(HxWxD):40x40x3.5cm
  • Pour with Folds
    Size(HxWxD):46x38x2cm
  • Pour through Holes (Orange & Black)
    Size(HxWxD):30x37x7cm
  • Pour No. 3
    Size(HxWxD):43x37x3cm
  • Pour No.2 - Signature Art Prize 2012 Finalist
    Size(HxWxD):40x37x3cm
  • Neurologin 3
    Size(HxWxD):20x20x1.5cm
  • Swirl
    Size(HxWxD):60x90x3.8cm
  • Commission - 'Infinity'
    Size(HxWxD):42x62x2cm
  • Surrender
    Size(HxWxD):122x152x3.5cm
  • Butterfly Blot
    Size(HxWxD):14.5x20x1.5cm
  • Red Triangle
    Size(HxWxD):100x120x4cm
  • Alpujarra
    Size(HxWxD):122x92x3.5cm
  • Abyss
    Size(HxWxD):14.5x20x1.5cm
  • Maize
    Size(HxWxD):39.5x30x1.5cm
  • Red Geometric
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.5cm
  • Crevice
    Size(HxWxD):76x50.5x2cm
  • Tekhelet 3
    Size(HxWxD):20x15x1.5cm
  • White Moon
    Size(HxWxD):46x61x0.1cm
  • Ambre Jaune 1
    Size(HxWxD):12.5x12.5x3.5cm
  • Ambre Jaune 2
    Size(HxWxD):12.5x12.5x3.5cm
  • The Needles
    Size(HxWxD):46x61x0.1cm
  • Funnel
    Size(HxWxD):13x13x9cm
  • Pink House
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
  • Axial
    Size(HxWxD):14.5x20x1.5cm
  • Dazzle 2
    Size(HxWxD):10x13x3.5cm
  • Red Abstract
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.5cm
  • Dazzle 1
    Size(HxWxD):10x13x3.5cm
  • Seesaw
    Size(HxWxD):49.5x39.5x1.5cm
  • Starburst
    Size(HxWxD):20x20x1.5cm
  • Chromophore
    Size(HxWxD):14x16x3.5cm
  • Tekhelet 1
    Size(HxWxD):20x15x1.5cm
  • Painted Desert
    Size(HxWxD):30x40x2cm
  • Storm 2
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm