enya lachman-curl >>> april - june 2016
Enya Lachman-Curl is a painter, born 1990, who has exhibited in the UK and USA.
Her work aims to explore the ongoing relationship between nature and man; notions of structure and order in conflict with decay and regrowth. Using intricate brushwork to suggest unknown, fantastical vegetation, she contrasts mutating, organic forms with hard edges and stark planes reminiscent of modernist architectural interventions.
These seething yet desolate landscapes depict an imagined world reclaimed by nature and devoid of the presence of man, where ‘progress’ has surrendered to a state of entropy. They are visions of a surreal future that are at the same time manifestations of memory and nostalgia.
Informed by her own unsettled and nomadic childhood, moving between the bog-grass-covered mountains of Ireland and the diverse volcanic terrain of Oregon, back to the hard urban landscape of London, Enya’s paintings are reflections on the psychological repercussions of these changing and conflicting environments.
The subject matter of her work is underpinned by a strong appreciation for the materials she employs. By grounding herself in their history and heritage, investigating traditional methods used for creating paints, pigments and supports, she ensures this essential part of a painter’s craft remains a central part of her studio practice.
View her work at Rare Bird April - June 2016, and meet the artist at our opening reception, Thursday, April 21st, 6-9pm.
Check out more about Enya here.