Laura Fayer

Laura Fayer’s paintings draw on various structures and systems to produce a loose geometry with organic rhythms. She relies mainly on her hand-crafted tools such as stencils and over-sized rubber stamps to construct her multi-layered paintings. As part of her process, she studies the natural and built environment; among her many references are architecture, aerial views of the landscape, language and weather. She also draws upon her memories of childhood years in Japan: her paintings reflect the wabi-sabi aesthetic–a Japanese concept of beauty that includes simplicity, unpretentiousness and imperfection.

She allows for a natural, intuitive progression in her work. While drawing upon the established vocabulary of her rubber-stamped marks, she begins each painting without a preconceived notion of any final resolution, alternately concealing and revealing various elements through successive layers of acrylic paint and rice paper. The array of marks she has developed within the past few years provides a formal continuity throughout her body of work.