Known for her vibrant use of color and larger-than-life paintings, Laurel Holloman is capable of capturing tumultuous emotions with vivid movement that creates a three-dimensional illusion.
“I feel my paintings have a secret language born out of science and my obsessiveness with why and how we are here. I paint through abstraction with subtle hints of elemental imagery; the sky, water, fire, earth, a bird flying, cells reproducing, or a celestial bed of stars. I am obsessed with metallics and textures and use playful brushstrokes that give paintings a third dimension while keeping movement to produce an emotional response.”
The Art Squared Gallery, which regularly promote emerging and mid-career local artist, has selected 6 works from a 2019 Exhibition titled Memory and Movement that premiered in Paris at Galerie Joseph and was chosen by Arts in The City as one of the summer’s top ten exhibitions in Paris. The pieces will be exhibited as 8x8 ft high definition digital images in the gallery outdoor venue on large-scale panels.
Holloman’s paintings range from detailed portraits to large abstracts some as wide as 3 meters. She has been featured in Architectural Digest Italy, Art Rabbit, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, Arts in The City and Digital Journal. Holloman has had 9 solo shows including a solo Museum show in Amsterdam at Museum Jan and other groups shows including The 2013 Venice Biennale in which her painting “Swell” was featured in the Biennale catalogue. She is the winner of the Banco Ciudad Award from the Contemporary Biennale of Argentina for her painting The Reach.
She is excited to be exhibiting at Pershing Square and has had studios in the Toy Factory building downtown Los Angeles and the Jefferson Arts District. She is currently preparing a London solo exhibition called Deep Dive that will open on July 7th,2021 at The Bankside Gallery London (UK)
The Pershing Square Exhibit will be open to the public for viewing on Saturday, November 21, 2020 till End of January 2021. In addition to the exhibit, Pershing Square will also be airing an exclusive interview with the artist as part of their"Green Room Interviews" series and a mini-documentary, which will show behind-the-scenes footage of the installation process and additional anecdotes about the artwork from Laurel Holloman herself. The interview and mini-doc will be released separately during the showing of the exhibit and will be on view on the YouTube channel of City of Los Angeles Recreation And Parks.