Putting it on paper – new work from Natasha Law

Natasha Law’s distinctively bright, bold portraits – mostly of scantily clad ladies – are given a new twist in her forthcoming Put it on Paper show.

Head in the Clouds.
Head in the Clouds.

The exhibition focuses on the artist’s work on paper, showing pieces created in media including ink drawings, screen-printing and large-scale gloss paintings on paper.

White Dress i
White Dress i

Law’s paintings are usually created on aluminium sheets, though paper has always played a vital role in her practice, acting as ‘a field for exploration and experimentation’ before creating the final works, says Eleven Gallery, which is to host the show.

As such, it’s not unusual to see small pencil marks on the aluminium pieces – a throwback to her early sketches on paper.

Untitled (Pink on Red)
Untitled (Pink on Red)

The show will feature a number of new works, including 2013’s Head in the Clouds, which depicts a torso in mid-disrobe.

White Dress ii
White Dress ii

Eleven gallery says, ‘She exercises a certain amount of restraint- never overstating areas, instead she allows her forms to materialise through her descriptive lines and bold colours.

‘Law has become known for her figurative works of females often in an act of undress, provocatively capturing these fleeting moments of both vulnerability and intimacy.’

White Dress iii
White Dress iii

Eleven also hosted a solo show of Law’s work in 2012, Dust in their Eyes.

Natasha Law – Put it on Paper runs from 13 June – 6 September at Eleven, 11 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX

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