Ceramics, Painting

Lauren Satlowski’s Subversive and Saccharine Figures


For some time now, I’ve pined over the works of Lauren Satlowski. Her technique, the odd subject matter, and the saccharine colors appeal to me in a very visceral way. I hesitate to label her work as a juxtaposition of ugly/beautiful, but that’s the best way I can describe it. Using jewel-toned hues and photo-realistic rendering, her characters sometime remind me of a surreal version of Precious Moments figurines. They definitely aren’t as sweet, and are instead subversive.

See Satlowski’s paintings and ceramics below.

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