On Saturday 28th August will be held in London a special event titled Pop-Up Painting in the West End, produced by Mayfair Art Weekend, as part of Inside Out festival, that will allow visitors and art enthusiasts from all over the world to observe artists and their creative process up close.
As a true collective artistic performance, which refers somehow to the first Fluxus experiences of the Sixties of the Twentieth Century, the event branches out in various places of the West End: Grosvenor Square, Berkeley Square, Mount Street Gardens, Golden Square, Pearson Square (Fitzrovia Chapel) and New Bond Street. In fact, the public will have the precious opportunity to actively interact with the artists, therefore to confront themselves with real professional artists, as they will be provided with the material to paint and draw en plein air, between the easels and the beautiful squares of the West End.
This event will also see the participation, among the various artists invited, of Laura Grinberga who currently represents, without doubt, one of the most original, talented and promising woman artists in the field of contemporary art. Laura will be demonstrating her signature spray painting technique, which involves positioning the canvas on the floor (or at least horizontally), letting the spray paint pour vertically onto it with great care and precision, progressively defining dots of various sizes.
The fluorescent sprays, being luminous and playful, express the joy and celebration of self-discovery. Laura, in fact, transcends the manual gesture of the technique and reaches a higher meaning, where the drop falling on the canvas creates its own unique and distinct form, in the same way that, according to the significant words of the artist herself, God creates human beings by placing them in front of the choices of life, thus establishing a deep correlation with it.
It will be possible to attend her demonstration at Berkeley Square, at 1pm and 3pm.
Laura's works are the result of a long and patient study that began in 2009, the year in which she officially consolidated her artistic language, combining elements of abstract pointillism, minimalism and art informel as well, experimenting with the acrylic painting technique, with gold and silver leaf, with pigments and also making works on porcelain and ceramics.
What distinguishes Laura from other artists is her constant research for the hidden, and often elusive, transcendental and metaphysical aspects of life, which feeds her desire to overcome the limits of the “earthly dimension”, offering the viewer a key to understanding the “Whole” through the representation of the interconnection of dots, people, energies (positive and negative), time and space, in a flow of perennial continuity and in the pluralistic tangible forms that Nature offers human beings since the beginning of time.
Giovanni Arsenio, Art Historian and Ph.D. at Università per Stranieri di Siena
Critic text for Laura Grinberga
Pop-Up Painting in the West End, Saturday 28th August 2021, 11am - 4pm, London.