Spurred by an innate, passion-fueled desire to create works of art, painter Laura Almerico fuses spiraling, exuberant forms with a vivacious, intoxicating palette. Completely self-taught, Almerico relies on her natural, fanciful understanding of color, technique and composition in order to create harmonic geometries of her mind’s own making.
Inspired by tales of human triumph over evils or obstacles, Almerico’s fervor to create artwork is rooted within her childhood, when her mother would take her to Europe’s great museums in order to see the paintings of the Masters, and in her days as an art history student. It is the artist’s instinctive urge to progress through painting that has most evolved her talents, however, united with her insatiable curiosity about the world and the people in it. Her compositions are reminiscent of Kandinsky and other notable Expressionists in their wide-ranging, sparkling curvilinear forms. Yet these works are inventions unique to the vision of their creator and her lively imagination.
Laura Almerico lives in her native Siena.
Exhibition Dates: December 20, 2012 – January 12, 2013
Reception: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. – 6 p.m.
About the Exhibition
In The Odyssey Within viewers are introduced to art that takes the power of tradition and melds it with the thrilling novelty of the present. Charming, thought-provoking and intelligent, this is art with the ability to inspire. Pathway to Abstraction explores the force and creativity that consummate skill offers when combined with a feeling of daring and innovation. Lively, lovely and full of energy, the art contains both breadth and depth in terms of both content and technique. The artists of Sensorial Realms sensitively investigate the complex layers of human thought and imagination, yet remain carefully rooted in the physical world. The result is an appealing meeting of everything that is most fascinating about human nature and experience.