Live Artist Experience with Lauren Brevner
November 24, 2019
Sunday, November 4 11:00AM – 12:30PM (Registration required)
Sunday, November 24 2:00 – 4:00PM (Pop-up – no registration required)
Join featured cover artist Lauren Brevener as she employs mixed media techniques on a Wood Cradled Panel. This panel already has 3 layers of resin applied, and Lauren will be painting a figure in oils on top of an acrylic underpainting. For the morning session, please contact Granville Island to register. No need to register for the afternoon demonstration, simply come by any time during the time frame that works best for you!
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Lauren Brevner grew up in a mixed heritage family rich with culture and inspiration. In 2009, she moved to Osaka, Japan in hopes of reconnecting with her roots. There, Lauren had the honour of apprenticing under renowned artist, Sin Nakayamal. It was through her mentor that she first began her work as an artist. Nakayamal was the inspiration that sparked her journey to self-taught fruition.
The composition of her paintings explore mixed-media through the use of oil, acrylic, and resin. This unique technical style is combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. Her influence originates from the stylistic elements of traditional Japanese art and culture. She aspires to reinvent the eloquent tradition of using gold and silver leaf in art.
Lauren’s paintings primarily involve the interpretation of female portraiture. She plays with polychromatic layers; the figures within it existing in surreal and isometric spheres. The women embody strength and femininity through sombre silence. Their gaze a myriad narrative. Lauren Brevner seeks to create a commentary on the subject of women and their depiction in art throughout the ages. Her portrayal of women serves to empower rather than objectify: a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality.