Laura Berman – The Old Oriental Hotel 2019
Title: Laura Berman Respect
Sat | Sun 11 am to 4 pm
M to F Closed
By appointment email:
Saturday April 6
11 am to 4 pm
My work is an exploration of the interior and emotional life of animals, particularly farm animals. I create an atmosphere of classically dramatic light and space to illuminate my subjects individuality and emotions, offering the viewer the opportunity to recognize that these animals do have inner lives and to see them as ‘some-one’ not as ‘some-thing’.
Through the intersection of photography and painting I am able to create an image that reflects the way my mind and heart understand the scene more fully than with photography alone. My work begins with the literal photograph. I then digitally paint into it using a series of over and underlays, rich colours, light and textures to create an image that is more of a classical portrait rather than a photographic recording. The edited photographs are strikingly different from the original image captured by the camera, creating an emotional impact more real than reality.