Date:27 September, 2017
Lara Mellon Assagay, KwaZulu Natal
Artist Biography and Profile of Artwork
I live in the misty hills of Assagay, just outside of Durban, South Africa on a beautiful property called Hope Streams with my husband Patrick and my handsome studio companion named Hugo. I have been exhibiting both locally and internationally since 2002.
My work shifts between the traditional medium of oil on canvas, and mixed media, collage and assembly. I love the vastness of landscapes and the magic found in forests.
I am currently investigating the concept of ‘Transition’; of moving beyond or through a context; be it an emotional or physical state. The works are predominantly ‘Mixed Media’ where a process of oil painting and objects-found are often embedded in resin. I have a fascination with ‘time’ and ‘dimension’ and the existence ‘beyond’ these concepts. I will often include bits of shredded map, thread, collected South African stamps, and the roman numerals of ‘X, V, i, ii and iii’ . The figure represents the universal pilgrim.