Full time contemporary New Zealand artist, Larisse Hall, abstracts the push / pull effect of human relations. Using her own symbolism as language, Larisse manipulates spatial elements with her individually shaped and stretched canvas forms, searching out the existence and precariousness of non-balance to explore the essence and complexities of harmony within relationship. 'My work is constantly seeking to unite and balance yin and yang, exploring the premise that both are needed for relationship to be a success'.
Embodying us gregariously as a society whilst also exploring the more intimate states of innocent child friendships and personal relationship, Larisse's work is an abstracted conversation of our day to day lives. “In my own language, it is a diary of life’s interactions and connections, contemplating the essence and complexities of relationship”.
Full time, contemporary New Zealand artist, Larisse Hall works from her courtyard studio in Nelson (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 to name but a few
The importance of bringing 'life' to the canvas 'was the birth of my children. My oldest, 7 weeks premature, had under developed lungs and my youngest was born without oxygen. Fortunately, resolved, these 'moments' and the resulting ability to have relationships have produced an awareness and appreciation of relationship in general...'
GALLERY OF WORKS - Buyer enquiry range $450 - $5000
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EXHIBITIONS / WORK AVAILABLE FROM:
Selected works and prints available for sale
(Please note: All prices listed are in US$)
7th Oct 2014 - until further notice
NSAS 'Moving' Exhibition,
McKee Gallery, The Bishop Suter Art Gallery, Bridge St, Nelson
Kings College Fine Art Sale (Otahuhu, Auckland)Cocktail Opening 7th Nov ($65 Ticket)
Exhibition Closes 3pm, 9th Nov 2014
Invited to exhibit both sculpture and paintings
Soeur Design, Merivale CHCH and Martinborough North Island
Up The Garden Path, 473 High Street, Motueka, Tasman
Refinery Artspace, 3 Halifax St, Nelson