Lara Merrett: Made of Everything

Lara Merrett’s colour-rich paintings have been compared to the romantic painters of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries: both ‘imagine geographies of space, atmosphere and physicality. For Merrett, it’s the inquiry into the picture plane and surface, balance of ink and acrylic, of depth and opacity, chaos with order and the reference to otherness’ that inspire her works.

Art Exhibition previously on at Jan Murphy Gallery in Fortitude Valley precinct, Queensland, Australia.
From Tuesday 09 October 2012 to Saturday 03 November 2012
Launch Thursday 11 October 2012, 6pm

WRAP YOURSELF AROUND ME image BEING THERE image SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN image RAIN DANCE image CAMP SPIRIT image STRANGE LOVE image THE BELIEVERS AND DREAMERS image LAST STANDING image MADE OF EVERYTHING image WHEN IT POURS image CAPRICORN image

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Travels through India and Spain as a young artist have also informed Merrett’s amorphous and organic arrangements, which are realized through the layering and pouring of water-based materials directly onto the canvas. No work is ever pre-planned; ‘It’s like magic when the unexpected starts to happen. I love it – it’s completely intoxicating. From start to completion, a work can take anywhere from three days to six months. Each work has its own personality and therefore takes its own time.’

Merrett studied painting abroad at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain, before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. She has recently been commissioned for various projects at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop for St Michaels Church, Melbourne, the Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, and is represented in numerous private and public collections including the University of New South Wales, Sydney, the Bundanon Estate, Artbank, Melbourne, and the Macquarie Bank and the UBS collections.

Merrett currently lives and works in Sydney.