MEOKO Presents Hidden Treasures - Introducing Anna Laurini
- Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014 09:46
You might have bumped into her London's street pieces: the colourful, joyful wall near Haggerston Park and several bits around Brick Lane. In any case, if you have seen an Anna Laurini's piece, you won't confuse it with anything else.
Her signature style consists of a mix of bright, textured acrylic colours and merges soft shapes with hard edges in a an ever akin, but never same, whole. Anna's works of art are clearly inspired by abstract expressionism and also reminds us a bit of synthetic cubism. She draws inspiration from the old to create a completely new kind of abstraction, modern, unseen and intense.
Her canvases are loving encounters of men and women, whose words fluctuate on the surface; sometimes they are questions, sometimes statements and some other times melancholic desires.
Anna has studied at the Art Student League in New York and at Central Saint Martins in London, and she has received commission from many privates in both cities.
Throughout her career, Anna has always employed a variety of media, including videos, collages, drawings and stencils. Her continuous itch to experiment drove her practice into yet another field, as she has recently started working with fabric: her leitmotivs are perfectly translated into simple, yet powerful designs over t-shirts and sweatshirts.
Perfect for both, man and women, her garments are the last MEOKO discovery, proper and wearable works of art.
Each is characterized by her dearest bright, even fluorescent colours, applied with the usual neat and tidy brush strokes. Besides, every garment is entirely hand painted, which means that every single design is unique.
For this Hidden Treasure 'episode', MEOKO collaborates with Anna to give you the chance of winning two of her hand-painted t-shirts.
Discover Anna's world