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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 country music and latin jazz.

 

Which living artists do you most admire and why?

Dana Schutz - Uncomfortable, bizarre imagery with beautiful, femine colour

Dianna Molzan - Paintings as objects that have a sense of humour

Josh Smith - Hyper-productivity with a raw, automatic process

Lucy Jones - Intense honesty in her self portraits

Which deceased artist do you most admire and why?

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

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.

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?

After working at the DegreeArt gallery as part of my residency, 'High Viscosity, I have now moved my studio back home. It's always available and there is a big comfy chair for my dog.

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.

What are your plans for the coming year?

My plan for the year is to continue making large absracts.

Latest artwork - View all by this artist

  • Ethereal
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.8cm
    £1,350.00
  • Jardin
    Size(HxWxD):42.5x32.5x3.5cm
    £170.00
  • Flexure
    Size(HxWxD):42.5x32.5x3.5cm
    £275.00
  • Arctic Landscape 1
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
    £1,750.00
  • Arctic Landscape 2
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
    £1,750.00
  • Fire and Ice
    Size(HxWxD):120x150x3.8cm
    £1,750.00
  • Ripple
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • 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
  • Glacial Spring
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x4cm
    £800.00
  • Right Now
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Downpour
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.8cm
    £800.00
  • 4 x 4
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £950.00
  • 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
  • Surf's Up
    Size(HxWxD):40x40x3.5cm
    £475.00
  • Drizzle
    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
  • Wanderlust
    Size(HxWxD):15x20x1.5cm
    £100.00
  • Feathered Friends
    Size(HxWxD):15x20x1.5cm
    £100.00
  • Lavender Fields
    Size(HxWxD):100x80x4cm
    £1,200.00
  • Prelude to Summer
    Size(HxWxD):100x80x4cm
    £1,200.00
  • Double Pour
    Size(HxWxD):50x40x60cm
    £795.00
  • Pink Marble
    Size(HxWxD):60x120x2.5cm
    £1,400.00
  • Oort Cloud
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
    £800.00
  • Koki'o
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
    £800.00
  • London Brick (Red)
    Size(HxWxD):5x21x11cm
    £425.00
  • London Brick (Pink)
    Size(HxWxD):5x21x11cm
    £425.00
  • Morphology 1
    Size(HxWxD):20x20x9cm
    £195.00
  • Morphology 2
    Size(HxWxD):10x10x6cm
    £95.00
  • Little Pink
    Size(HxWxD):12x10x6.5cm
    £80.00
  • Moondance
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Palm Springs
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Windy City
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x0.1cm
    £120.00
  • Long Way Home
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Spatter
    Size(HxWxD):45x50x1cm
    £120.00
  • Diaphaneity
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Renegade
    Size(HxWxD):80x80x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Pour No.1
    Size(HxWxD):84x60x1.7cm
    £1,450.00
  • Ruched Pour
    Size(HxWxD):40x5x3cm
    £250.00
  • Pour No. 5
    Size(HxWxD):46x30x3cm
    £725.00
  • Pour No.4
    Size(HxWxD):38x38x3cm
    £725.00
  • 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
    £775.00
  • Pour No. 6
    Size(HxWxD):54x53x3.5cm
    £775.00
  • Pour with Rings
    Size(HxWxD):20x20x1cm
    £225.00
  • Dripped Pour
    Size(HxWxD):30x30x21.5cm
    £775.00
  • Pour through Holes (Blue)
    Size(HxWxD):20x40x9.5cm
    £725.00
  • Pour through Holes (Red)
    Size(HxWxD):43x20x6cm
    £725.00
  • Pink Mountain
    Size(HxWxD):50x65x0.1cm
    £250.00
  • Beach
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x4cm
    £1,200.00
  • Regeneration 2
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.75cm
    £1,050.00
  • Pinkpoint
    Size(HxWxD):76x50.5x2cm
    £700.00
  • Pavement
    Size(HxWxD):76x101x3.5cm
    £850.00
  • Storm 1
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm
    £450.00
  • Glimmer
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm
    £450.00
  • Blue Squares
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x4cm
    £1,100.00
  • Blue Grey
    Size(HxWxD):76x101x3.5cm
    £950.00
  • Blue Heaven
    Size(HxWxD):120x100x3.75cm
    £1,500.00
  • Masked
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm
    £450.00
  • Bloom
    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.

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.

For her 'High Viscosity' exhibition, Laura collaborated with fashion designer Dervin Batarlo to create the hybrid fashion piece 'Cloak' that hung from the ceiling. The residency also featured the HD video 'Int. Life', directed by Amnon Ron and produced by Madeline Fishman, which presented a microscopic scene revealing a close up of the impact of raw materials on liquids in various viscosities. The resulting images visualized a gripping, vivid world which the human eye cannot normally see and can only define as abstract.

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

2014 - Vout-O-Reenee's Member's Group Show - The Stash Gallery, London (throughout December)

2014 -  'Xmas Marks the Red Dot' -  Studio 1.1 - Shoreditch, London (throughout  December)

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

  • Shimmer
    Size(HxWxD):3.75x100x100cm
  • Luz do Sol
    Size(HxWxD):30x30x2cm
  • Scrawled
    Size(HxWxD):49x44x0.1cm
  • Squish
    Size(HxWxD):46x39x0.1cm
  • 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
  • Molten Slinky
    Size(HxWxD):140x120x200cm
  • Autumn Rain
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
  • Susquehanna River
    Size(HxWxD):60x60x3.5cm
  • Flowstone
    Size(HxWxD):122x92x3.5cm
  • 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
  • Ambre Jaune 2
    Size(HxWxD):12.5x12.5x3.5cm
  • Maize
    Size(HxWxD):39.5x30x1.5cm
  • Red Geometric
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.5cm
  • Tekhelet 3
    Size(HxWxD):20x15x1.5cm
  • White Moon
    Size(HxWxD):46x61x0.1cm
  • Ambre Jaune 1
    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
  • Red Abstract
    Size(HxWxD):100x100x3.5cm
  • Dazzle 1
    Size(HxWxD):10x13x3.5cm
  • Seesaw
    Size(HxWxD):49.5x39.5x1.5cm
  • Dazzle 2
    Size(HxWxD):10x13x3.5cm
  • Starburst
    Size(HxWxD):20x20x1.5cm
  • Chromophore
    Size(HxWxD):14x16x3.5cm
  • Tekhelet 1
    Size(HxWxD):20x15x1.5cm
  • Crevice
    Size(HxWxD):76x50.5x2cm
  • Painted Desert
    Size(HxWxD):30x40x2cm
  • Storm 2
    Size(HxWxD):42x29.5x1.5cm