The distinctive work of the American painter Laura Owens is invariably imbued with a sense of pleasure and fantasy. Not one to tackle the prevalent and contemporary theories of art, Owens' work is naturally blessed with depth, beauty, and singularity. Her careful technique is offset by her ability to express an unburdened, joyful sense of experimentation in her canvases.
Graduating from Rhode Island School of Design and the… Read more
About the artwork
In this print, Owens playfully illustrates how seemingly unrelated elements such as lemons, rain drops, and numbers can interact with one another in unexpected and witty ways. The artist first developed this approach in a series of shallow yet densely layered paintings where she made use of tablets, the mouse, pens, and her own hands to create the pieces. Owens recognized the buildup of layers in printmaking as the forerunner of Photoshop and is known for combining influences from all genres of art history.