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Laura Swingen

I communicate through two-dimensional, painted work, because the spirit of painting reflects my own introverted nature. I feel I can be loud and daring without restraint within the borders of canvas and paper. Building on a toned surface to create readable symbols and a sense of depth is incredibly gratifying for me. I am particularly drawn to figurative work because I am intrigued and mystified by people, both in character and in form.


Studying fine art in school, I began to see that narrative art has the potential to reflect the inner workings of viewers. I felt seen when I looked at the works of the Expressionists, Surrealists, and many contemporary painters. It was like looking into a mirror and seeing aspects of myself I had never seen before. After investigating a multitude of visual languages, I started integrating them into my own paintings. Creating narrative paintings has become a vital part of how I process events in my life. It helps me make sense of situations, from personal to global.


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