NEW YORK, NY.- Yossi Milo
is now offering a presentation of works by Maine-based painter Lauren Luloff in the Qube, our hybrid exhibition space which provides dynamic online programming as a companion to the gallery's viewing room. Works by Luloff will be on view in person and online through June 17.
Lauren Luloffs (b. 1980; Dover, NH) works translate landscapes into the realm of the subconscious, interpolating color relationships found in nature into her own pictorial codes. In abstractions dyed into the surface of her silk works, the artist tells hidden narratives pulled from her surroundings, drawing from a well of sensations and memories to generate subliminal stories. At once evocative in content and adventurous in material, Luloffs works render dreamscapes and hypnotic patterns across a delicate silk surface.
This material choice is descended from a lineage of careful experimentation. Luloffs prior bodies of work used found bedsheets, bleach, and hand-rendered patterns to create collages of texture, bodies, and flora that told wordless narratives.
Having grown up along the coast in New Hampshire, Luloff has a near-spiritual connection to the ocean and bodies of water, and has continually sought communion with them as an element of her practice. At a residency in Cassis, along the shores of the French Riviera, Luloff greatly shifted her process, focusing it into the singular medium in which she works to this day. There, on the Mediterranean coast, the artist began dyeing her images directly into the surface of silk. Since then, she has painted using this highly specific method both en plein air and indoors in her studio, taking an intuitive approach, incorporating emotional reactions to color and form in intricate and methodical abstractions.
After more than two decades of working in New York, Luloff relocated with her family to Lubec, a coastal community in Maine just shy of the Canadian border. Immersing her daily life in nature, the artist lives surrounded by the natural beauty of the East Coast. Today, Luloff creates images that reimagine elements of these immediate surroundings; trees, paths, flowers, and water can be found throughout the fields of her work.
Oscillating at times between abstract portraiture, a kind of en plein air neo-pointillism, and subconscious storytelling, Lauren Luloffs (b. 1980; Dover, NH) compositions marry the artists diverse inspirations, including the deep and loving bonds of family, the Edenic nature surrounding her studio in Maine, and a history of human design that spans from ancient mosaics and patterned fabric up to contemporary digital reproduction. These themes are translated, pixelated, abstracted, and delineated through the framework of the artists grids, which play a foundational role in her work.
Lauren Luloff has presented solo exhibitions in the US and abroad, at SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC; Fridman Gallery, New York; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Ceysson and Bénétière, Saint Etienne, France; and Annarumma Gallery, Naples, Italy among others. Luloffs work has been presented in notable group exhibitions at The Queens Museum, Queens, NY; Galerie Lelong, New York; CANADA Gallery, New York; Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain, and Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy among others. The artist has been awarded residencies by Interlude Artists Residency in Hudson, NY; The Bau Institute in Cassis, France; The Macedonia Institute in Chatham, NY; and DNA Residency in Provincetown, MA. Luloff received her MFA from The Milton Avery College of Art, Bard College and her BFA from Pennsylvania State University. The artist lives and works in Maine.