Alexandra de Laszlo

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Alexandra de Laszlo

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     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.