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Lauren Ennist

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Ennist_l_pop_talk_4
Pop Talk, 2008 Oil Paint 18"x24" © 2008
Clara_s_gesture_14x11_2007
Clara's Gesture, 2007 Oil Paint 14"x 11" © 2007
L1
L1, 2008 Oil Paint 24"x18" © 2008
Blunt_force_trama
Child Abuse with blunt Force Trama, 2008 Oil Paint 18"x14" © 2008
Arranged_as_a_flower
Arranged as a Flower, 2006 Oil Paint 18"x14" © 2006
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Aureoline Yellow, 2008 Oil Paint 24"x20" © 2008
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L with a shadow, 2010 Oil Paint 16 X 20 © 2010
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Muted, 2011 Oil Paint on Canvas 16 X 20 © 2011
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Hand Over Ear, 2010 Oil Paint 18 X 14 © 2010
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mt. Vernon, NY USA
Lives in
Hillsdale, NJ USA
Works in
Hillsdale, NJ USA
Tags
figurative
Statement

 

                        

     Lauren Ennist

Artist Statement

 

I am a portrait/figurative oil painter. My tense awareness of people allows me to seize and codify my subject's state of mind. Because I live in the modern, industrialized framework of New Jersey (street, building, room, paper and video monitor), my visual reality is the edge of a rectangle. Due to this influence, I choose to push figures close to the canvas surface with rudiments of a geometric modernity loosely summarized as background. Both the reflection of light and shadow on skin and emotion drive color.