20 x 20 cm | 7 x 7 in
Original painting in oil on canvas. 2014
"Urban Loneliness" series I see crowds of lonely people sheltered inside the cocoons of convenances, overwhelmed by a fear of intimacy. The Tube, a party, a street, an office, a pub, friends, a family, loved ones, strangers… You're smiling but feeling so lonely… Again… Urban Loneliness is about all of us, all the busy people living in the City. Positive and negative aspects of loneliness… Indifference or a respect for the right to be left alone?
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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.