Sunset in Flower Garden

Sky Lights

 Lilies in Blue

 Lilies in Blue

Teresa Lakier

 

My work is that of geometric abstraction and/or non-objective abstract art, but also includes the subjective, objective abstract art. It has an amorphous form and function; encompasses an evocative use of light, shape and form; and, its composition is non-representational and/or representational depending on the nature of the piece.

The theme of my current work is uncommunicative space vs. communicative space.  In my art, space speaks through the relationship between the elements of the design.  My pieces embrace the mundane, the intellectual experience, and the passions of my life. I see my work as a kind of ""boundary breaking"" going ""outside the box"".  I create landscapes rooted in geometry.

In an effort to reinvent an approach to my artwork, I have come across something more relevant and more obscure than that of geometric abstraction. Although, that remains a backbone of my work.

My concept is ever-changing.  The compositional elements included are continuously developing and being manipulated.  I am always researching for more information about possible media, experiencing those mediums, and learning from that experience.

I have immersed myself in reinventing, recreating and rediscovering the processes I work with when creating.  I currently use acrylic paint, paper, glazing mediums, as well as, oil paint on wood panel.

My newly developed non-objective/objective abstract work has evolved out of the foundation, or the “map”.  This “map” serves as the foundation or backbone to the new pieces in which I develop a new organic composition using light, shape, and form. The new organic compositions integrate with the backbone and create an entirely new atmosphere within the work itself.  Some of which have a “double exposure”. Meaning, the map remains the backbone, and superimposed within the map lays a realistic object that transcends non-objective abstract art and carries over into objective abstract art.  I work with my older method, geometric abstraction, and the new work, simultaneously, giving way to new ideas and inspirations as they develop.

My marks delineate movement using deep vs. shallow space. The hue, saturation and value of the colors used juxtapose each other, creating a spatial connection pushing and pulling the eye forward and backward.  All of my work represents space beyond space, or space taken out of context and recreated to represent a new form and/or function of that same space. That space may be both uncommunicative and communicative.

My new work is a more organic personification of my previous work.  These pieces are not a geometric shape or group of shapes, but something with a completely different mode of expression.  The glazes give the canvas a certain mood. The color scheme used is varied. The collage material is organic and expressive in nature.

Only when a piece is finished, do I get a new perspective of the whole piece.  Each piece is a separate entity with its own statement, although, it works as part of a larger body of work.  The new work stems from an older body of work, namely, the geometric abstractions, and both will continue to evolve as geometric abstraction and non-objective abstract art and/or objective abstract art, depending on the nature of the composition and what it is communicating or not communicating.

My images arise mainly from my imagination. They might be a childhood dreamscape or an adult inclination. I am influenced by a number of artists, and a number of memories.  Aboriginal and African Art, Albers, Berger, Chagall, Klimt, Newman, Rauschenberg and Stella, to name a few.

BIOGRAPHY 
Teresa’s work is that of geometric abstraction and non-objective abstract art. It has an amorphous form and function; encompasses an evocative use of light, shape and form; and, its composition is non-representational.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts for Art at California State University at Northridge, CA and studying at California Institute of Art, Westlake, CA, Teresa paints, works with mixed media, and experiments in other creative projects.

She has immersed herself in reinventing, recreating and rediscovering the processes she works with when creating her artwork. She currently uses acrylic paint, paper, glazing mediums, as well as, oil paint on wood panel.

Her pieces arise mainly from her imagination. They might be a childhood dreamscape or adult inclination. She is influenced by a number of artists, and a number of memories. Aboriginal and African Art, Albers, Berger, Chagall, Klimt, Newman, Rauschenberg and Stella, to name a few.

Affiliated with and representing her are Gallery 825/LAAA, WallSpaceLA, and Hale Arts Space. She has exhibited at VIVA Gallery, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LARK Galleries, Museum of Latin American Art, Santa Monica Art Studios, and Sulkin/Secant Gallery and Phantom Galleries. Teresa has received several awards, such as, an honorable mention for “Yes”, “Finding Your Roots” and “Colors of Life” at LARK Galleries. She has also received a 3rd place in “Score VII” at VIVA Gallery.

With web portfolios on behance.net, saatchiart.com, fineartamerica.com, theartgallerist.com, and her work may also be seen on gallery websites, such as, laaa.org, wallspacela.com, halearts.com, and larkgallery.com. 

 

www.teresalakier.com