Ceramics, Painting

Lauren Satlowski’s Subversive and Saccharine Figures


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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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