Artist’s Statement

My work is about tension and conflict as individuals and in society.

Who are we? What do we hide? What connects us? What separates us? Are these perceptions real?

Space, language, history, experience, nature, culture build us and collude against us.

These enervating wires define our every day life.

In this context, paper and watercolours – and their transparent and fragile nature – play a part in revealing the layers beneath and small little creatures emerge.

Meanwhile, tactile and slow, oil painting allows me to move  big masses of colours with my brush and push them together.

The wire stretches itself or cracks without touching the ends.

Laura Barbuto

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