Linda LaBella is a New York-based painter of intuitive abstraction. Her technique combines drawing and painting together into an inseparable whole, led by a process whereby the making of an artwork is self-directed; the art equivalent of “automatic writing”. LaBella listens to the work; allows it to grow organically, and in doing so a voice emerges. In the artist’s own words, these works are “abstractions of sub-thought projections”. Such primal aesthetics and mark making share underlying attributes with cave painting, hieroglyphics, and other forms of prehistorical art yet are starkly contemporary and deeply forward-looking.
Cardinalis cardinalis et Turdus migratorius
Oil, Oil Stick and Graphite on Unprimed, Wrinkled Canvas
36 x 48"