09/11/2022 - 17/12/2022
Contemporary - Painting
Brazilian-born artist Lucia Laguna (b. 1941) will present a new group of paintings at the Davies Street gallery – significantly marking her first solo exhibition in the UK.
Laguna began her career after studying art at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, in the early 1990s, having previously had a career teaching Portuguese and literature at public schools. Over the course of the past two decades, she has become one of South America’s most celebrated artists, with a painting practice that is deeply rooted in the close observation of her surroundings.
Spanning painting and collage, Laguna typically divides her works into three distinct groupings: Jardim (Garden), Estúdio (Studio) and Paisagem (Landscape). In this exhibition, Laguna presents a number of new canvases in acrylic that extend her ongoing Paisagem series, which explore the richly layered entanglement of the natural and urban worlds primarily viewed from her studio window.
Mayfair 1 Davies St, W1K 3DB