Lauren Kennedy

Blended, 2021

119 × 100 cm
Recently I was a noongar bush tour with an indigenous elder and she made a comment about “how it is nice just blending in with what is out there.” This had me thinking about landscape, its impact on me and how I see as an artist.
Painting ‘blended’ I wanted to feel fully immersed in the process and I added a range of skin tones from light to dark in order to evoke human connection and a longing for connection.
Lauren Kennedy is a contemporary artist investigating ways to communicate the energy of Western Australia. Her artworks highlight the textures, marks, and space of monumental landscapes. Each work intends to harness the infatuation for Western Australia’s harsh, rugged, northern environment. Landscape paintings instill a connection to this ancient and unique place, evoking a sense of awe and meditation. Of being grounded. Growing up with an abundance of creativity and a keen eye for design, Lauren developed these skills with a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts at Edith Cowan University in 2008 and embarked on a full-time artist career in 2016. Lauren has recently exhibited outdoors at the Kalbarri Sky Walk with Fervor Food, had a joint Exhibition with Gabrielle Scott in 2020, and has an upcoming Solo at the end of this month. Her paintings unveil her connection to the environment and a desire to fabricate the way she sees experiences the landscape.
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