Pink Planes

32.00"W x 36.00"H x 0.8"D

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Laura Makinen


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: optical, design, color-shapes, geometry, mixed-media, psychedelic, painting, abstract, abstraction, geometric

Media: wood, pencil, gouache, stretched canvas

Size: 32"W x 36"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

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This geometric abstract piece is bright and teeming with visual information. While containing some eye-popping color, it is balanced out with neutral tones and darks as well. The complex composition was created by dividing the canvas into three triangular planes and then further breaking up those planes with a variety of lines and geometric color-shapes, creating an incredible space-bending optical experience. This painting is completely full of color and shape- there is not a spec of white anywhere, yet it feels balanced and satisfying. I spent a lot of time making sure that the colors and values worked as a whole. This is my favorite painting so far in my abstract geometric series. Enjoy!

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.

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