Galería Pelaires is pleased to announce the beginning of the representation of Larissa Lockshin (Toronto, 1992). Our first collaboration is taking place these days, since her works are part of the pieces displayed by the gallery in the online edition of ARCO Lisboa. Her first show at the gallery will take place next September as part of Art Night. It will also be her first exhibition in Spain.
Larissa Lockshin lives and works in New York. Her work challenges the existing associations, categorizations, definitions and language surrounding art, and it also emphasizes objectivity over the image content. Using printer ink, acrylic, oil sticks, enamel and chalk, Lockshin creates objects that reach out to the viewer and exist in the liminal space between painting and sculpture.
A frustration with the emphasis on performance and conceptual art in her formal education first drove Lockshin to abstraction, while her subsequent work challenges the drained value of images in an oversaturated, digital world. The question of how art can maintain its value as a physical object when most artworks are viewed online impelled Lockshin to create pieces that push the limits of digital reproduction, countering notions of what painting really is through loosely impressionistic and largely unrecognizable forms.