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'. Evocative of societies cultural rhythms, Larisse interprets the language of relationship, questioning if the spoken word acts as the foundation for relationship or if it exists on a subliminal level of the physical, defining us as individuals, through association and thus making us 'whole'. Can relationship be formed in a singular sense, individually, or is it only possible when together with another, through conversation, work or play?
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...providing abundant and continual inspiration for my work!'
GALLERY OF WORKS - Buyer enquiry range $450 - $5000
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Selected as a finalist in the international Art Takes Miami 2013, See.Me
Selected works and prints available for sale
7 Dec 2013 - 8 January 2014
New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington
From 1st Nov 2013
Art + Enterprise Gallery,
corner Tennyson and Hastings Streets, Napier
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Gallery 36 (Vol 4 No1, 2012, Page 16)
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