Lauryn Hurley

Lauryn Hurley


These black and white, ink paintings on different types of wooden and cardboard panels of various sizes, display a series of self-portraits and abstracted faces. This series of works is rooted in the idea that we all have a façade that we wear every day and that everything that we do in life, from big things to small everyday things is a performance. These pieces represent some of what we display to the world but also what is below the surface of what we show everyone and exhibit on social media, which can often represent ‘perfect’ lives, which is not always the case. The contrast between the materiality of the thick, strong wood and the fragile carboard serves as a representation of how we feel and how quickly our emotions can change. Some of the pieces are quite strong and detailed, opposed to other more minimal and faded pieces, drawing the viewer in to investigate.


Course: fine art

Year: 2022

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