Laura Ana Maria Iosifescu
With a unique and physical approach to painting, Laura Iosifescu’s portfolio comprises wonderfully colourful, abstract and 3D forms.
Nature and Geology inspires Laura`s work but the everyday life`s events and experiences influence how her landscapes evolve and express .
Working in an experimental style using machines, a combination of tools and thick layers of acrylics and oils, Laura’s unconventional abstract paintings can never be recreated. Visually bold and very tactile, the 3D creations are Laura’s attempt at taking control and breaking through society. “I come from a country with many rules and restrictions and after moving to the UK, I have flourished and my art is an expression of that; I have the freedom to experiment and create my own unique style.”
With built up layers of bright and striking colours, Laura states that her use of colour is a symbol of her love of life. “Living in London, it’s like a sea of cultures. When you are a creative individual, you tend to be very open-minded and embrace everything; which is what I try to capture in my art. Flowers and landscapes are very colourful anyway, and colour is something that is appreciated on a global level.”
Laura’s painting process is also quite physical and draining. “I never know what I’m going to paint, it just comes to me. When I paint, I go into a trance where I forget what is around me. When I finish, I always feel exhausted. It’s like I’m a tool; a medium through which these artworks are created.”
Flux Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, The 11th Dec.2015
Connect 2 Colour, Summer Art Prize, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, Holland Park,12August -22 august 2015.
Master of Art International, Chelsea Gallery,London,8th of July -18th of July 2015
Winter Pride Awards, Tobacco Dock and Lacey Contemporary Gallery,London,15th of November to 1st of Dec 2014
Art Gemini Prize, Trispace Gallery ,London 23rd Oct 2014-1st of Nov.2014
BE INSPIRED – Contemporary Art Auction in aid of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts. Work showcased alongside well know artists such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Idris Khan and Xavier Mascaro .Wednesday 1st October at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
Master of Art International 2014, Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Norfolk, 22nd - September -27th September 2014
I Know What I Like ,Curious Duke Gallery, London,3-9 October 2014
'Injustice', London Legal Support Trust (LLST) and Arts for Justice (AJF) Exhibition,2014, At La Galleria, London ,28 September - 3rd October 2014
Shoosmiths Art Prize, Milton Keynes Hospital, March-Sept 2014
Carte Blanche Exhibition,G. Gallery and gallery L'Autre Maison,Paris 75015 ,5th of December 2013
Eco-Fair, Debut Contemporary Gallery and Fashion ComPassion, 19th of June, 2013.
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol, Degree Art Gallery,25th April -28th April 2013
“THE ART HAS NO BORDERS” – “A ARTE NÃO TEM FRONTEIRAS” Porto, PORTUGAL, August 2012.
Beep. Wales' International Painting Prize -Through Tomorrow's Eyes, 20th July2012-11 of August, Volcano Theatre, Swansea, Wales.
STANDPOINT: Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight, PO30 5BD, June 2012.
The Peace Project Exhibition, Gallery 9, Los Angeles, CA, October 22nd ,2011
Parallax Art Fair, La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London, July 1st - 10th 2011
Barnet Open Art exhibition, Gallery 89, High Barnet, Herts, EN5 4AZ, London, 9th of June 2011.
Full Circle Exhibition, The Crocus Gallery, Nottingham,3 Feb.2011.