Size: 30.5"W x 40"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
My most recent work focuses on lively colors set within geometric designs. The lines serve as a skeleton or map for the hues to vibrate off one another. The composition of this specific piece has a kaleidoscopic effect, with vibrant colors radiating outward from several origins. My love of live-performance lighting, the faceting of crystals, and the fluorescent colors of 1980s fashion all find voice in this work. It is bold and bright, teeming with visual information.
Laura Makinen was born (1980) and raised in the city of Chicago. Art and music have been instrumental throughout her life. At Grinnell College, while pursuing a degree in Religious Studies, Laura took began a serious love affair with painting. After finishing her first degree, Laura completed a BFA in Painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and subsequently moved to San Francisco. Although she fell in love with the Bay Area, Laura is currently residing with her family back home in Chicago, where she recently completed a yoga teacher training and is painting up a storm. Over the years, she has created a significant body of both figurative and abstract work, and has participated in group shows throughout the United States.