Meet the Artist
Drawing & Painting
“My paintings consider grief through an investigation of the body as a tangible site of stability. Exploring figurative form in a gestural manner, I return to personal narratives of grief and the experience of life after loss. My work’s diffusive qualities reflect an emotional dialogue between the tangible and intangible.”
Anita Lasek draws inspiration from the figurative form and the transience of time, as she seeks to capture vulnerable moments in her artwork. Through personal narratives of losing her father, Lasek shares her own experiences of navigating life after loss. In her work, the human body is representative of stability and certainty. This is juxtaposed against her gestural linework and her diffusive compositions to create a contrasting sense of instability. Additionally, Lasek is fascinated by the interplay of color and emotion. Using the colour blue, Lasek simultaneously creates warm and cool feeling compositions. The sometimes low-contrast and dark-toned paintings compel viewers to engage closely and personally with the pieces. She is fascinated by the simplification of form, frequently experimenting with minimalistic approaches to capture her subjects. Alongside painting, Lasek enjoys pencil drawing to further study the body.
Drawing and Painting
Major In progress, 2023
Oil Painting Anatomy Study Pencil Drawing