Evocative of societies cultural rhythms, Larisse abstracts the language of relationship; embodying us gregariously as a society whilst also 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 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
GALLERY OF WORKS - Buyer enquiry range $450 - $7000
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ILLUMINATE NELSON, July 2015
In conjunction with Nelson's 'Feast Festival'
'Flirt' - Farmers window, opposite Starbucks, Trafalgar St, Nelson
Aesthetica Art Prize, York, England
'Flirt' (night) Longlisted as one of a 100 finalists....from over 3500 entries from around the world....
this means that my work will be published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology showcasing the work of 100 of the most exciting artists from around the world. It is a dynamic guide to international contemporary art! My work will also be screened digitally in the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition opening 25th March York St Mary's, Grape Lane, York YO17HU, England...until 31st May 2015.....
SALT ART GALLERY, 27 Vanguard Street, Nelson
(in co-operation with RED ART GALLERY, Nelson)
From 30th July 2015 ('Prelude' Works on Paper)
I am in residence at the gallery Tues - Fri 10am - 2pm and Saturdays 9am -1pm.
Texture Exhibition, The Old Post Office, Upper Moutere
Opening Sunday 19th April 2 - 4pm, - 24th May 2015
Invited to Exhibit Earlier work
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