Evocative of societies cultural rhythms, Larisse abstracts the language of relationship; embodying us gregariously as a society while exploring the more intimate states of innocent child friendship and personal connections. Although deceptively simple, there is a restlessness and subtle tension within her work that draws and holds the viewer. The application of paint itself further extends the idea of anthropomorphic resonance in its subtle almost brushed out gesture - brushed on layer by layer, the mark of the hand always evident, but so unobtrusive that it is subsumed into the viewer's consciousness. This is the essence of her work. Working the painted mark against the voluptuous sensuality of the shaped form she brings the canvas to life in her search for balance and harmony.
Larisse is confidently extending her process to include sculpture and light... exciting times indeed.
Full time, contemporary New Zealand artist, Larisse Hall works from her courtyard studio in the South Island (New Zealand). Born 1970 and originally from Manurewa, South Auckland, Larisse ceased her 18 year career in fashion, as a designer / pattern drafter, in 2008. Larisse exhibits nationally, and has works in private collections worldwide. Influences include artists Max Gimblett, Gretchen Albrecht, Stephen Banbury and Mervyn Williams and James Turrill to name but a few
GALLERY OF WORKS - Buyer enquiry range $450 - $7000
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EXHIBITIONS / WORK AVAILABLE
Selected works and prints available for sale
(Please note: All prices listed are in US$)
SALT ART GALLERY, 27 Vanguard Street, Nelson
(in co-operation with RED ART GALLERY, Nelson)
'Prelude' Works on Paper and linen
29th July - 29th August 2015
Larisse will be in residence at the gallery Tues - Fri 10am - 2pm and Saturdays 9am -1pm.
ART BUREAU NZ Ltd
Edinburgh Realty Art Awards, Otago Art Society,
Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin
Selected to exhibit
31st July - 30th August 2015
The Suter Art Gallery Café (on Halifax, Nelson)
Sept 13th - Oct 10th 2015
Soeur Design, Merivale CHCH and Martinborough North Island
Up The Garden Path, 473 High Street, Motueka, Tasman