The Rise and Fall No. 5
The Rise and Fall No. 5, 2019
Oil on canvas
36" x 36"
$2,700

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    Original oil painting on canvas re-creating the feeling of a collage. In my series, “The Rise and Fall,” I explore the layering of human history and how it relates to nature. I use scraps of salvaged, painted papers, vintage wallpapers and a retrospective of black and white images combined into collages that I then translate into oil paintings on canvas. The torn papers suggest blocks of crumbling monuments, architecture, or abstracted landscapes. Birds are the protagonists of the works as they forage what is left behind by mankind. Themes touched on include conceptual play with DaDa references, alongside a serious message about mortality, the cycle of life, and the fragility of nature. Ships wired and ready to hang.

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Lauren Matsumoto

Lauren Matsumoto

Lauren Matsumoto is a painter exploring how we relate to nature. She is best known for her use of a hybrid form of painting and collage. Internationally, her work was presented in a solo exhibition…

Lauren Matsumoto is a painter exploring how we relate to nature. She is best known for her use of a hybrid form of painting and collage. Internationally, her work was presented in a solo exhibition…