Laura Iosifescu is the artist to watch right now!
In their chromatic extravagance, Iosifescu’s paintings stand testament to the seduction that lies in the magic of colour. These ‘living landscapes’ come to life through her unique design machines and obsession of painting by the kilogram, making her one of the most fascinating artists of right now. The works of art are a source of energy; positive, monstrous, powerful. She draws on the relationship between nature and decay, and consequentially society and corrosion, for its organic and cyclical nature. Her three dimensional approach to painting often leaves the work unsettled and flexible for months. Iosifescu sees this as the paint living its own life: her paintings become creatures which metamorphose as she works.
Painting in this unstereotypically physical and labouring way she is challengeing contemporary ideas of paint as a medium. Iosifescu plays with the inherent limitations of the two dimensional art in a technique which, although is very mechanic and routinely, creates emotional and unique pieces.
Iosifescu’s work has gained international acclaim from her selection as part of Peace Project Exhibition 2011 organised by The Whole 9 Gallery in Los Angeles (which then made several other stops in Southern California before travelling to San Francisco, New York and London), Borneo’s fringemk painting competition and as part of group exhibitions in Los Angeles, Portugal, Paris, England and Wales