13 x 13 cm | 4 x 4 in
Original oil on linen canvas.
"From Lost Identity series: A ‘Lost Identity’ in pursuit of the visual manifestations of our minds eye, those hinterlands that represent a realm of endless and unquenchable dreams. Dreams that follow us into the narratives of virtual reality, as we ever immerse ourselves in technology. The mask of our digital counterpart hides a desire to live the lives of others. Counting likes, followers and friends, constantly searching for recognition, proof of our existence and an idea of self. Buying the same smartphones, dresses, shoes, cars, food... the holly grail of originality buried in a homogeny of comparison and desperation. Material definition, objects that will never offer anything emotional in return, until you have no more emotion to give… Who do you want to be, really?"
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Lapsa-Malawska uses a monochrome palette, to seamlessly blend ideas within a dimension of stark simplicity and suggested form. The artist believes in fewer strokes, to achieve clarity and space to invite her audience to use their own imaginations. In her works, she explores the relationship between people and art in public space. Transience, urban loneliness and the issue of isolation and emptiness. The artist avidly watches people, observing lives that inevitably inspire her, as she transposes them and her personal experiences into the hinterlands of her imagination.