Laela White

 
Breakfast of Champions Ceramic, glitter
Achoo! Heights vary Plaster, spray foam, acrylic paint, copper refrigeration tubing, glitter
Daily Routine, Digital Illustration
Geriatric Tableau on a Generic Table 3’ x 3’ ceramic objects arranged on an IKEA LACK table
I Love the Book Fair! 12” x 15” Watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
ten.don.i.tis 40” x 52” Acrylic paint, stretched canvas
Stalagmites 40” x 52” Acrylic paint, flashe paint, stretched linen canvas, glitter
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Laela White

My artwork explores shared experiences we endure that have a rather darker, sardonic tone through humor, bright colors, and absurd scale shifts to make it more easily digested. A dark joke covered in glitter and bright colors makes the punchline that much more effective. My approach to my sculpture is quite crude, as I have no interest in perfecting the physicality of my sculptures to make them more appeasing. My paintings manipulate the human form into contortionist positions, with explosions of colors and texture that question its place in our reality and dimension. I aim for my work to make people laugh at first, and then recognize through nuanced details the undertones of challenging the expected, the usual, the ordinary. I’m interested in the human form in all contexts — the body in totality, specific parts, eating, and emotions. I feel like I’m hyperaware of my existence and experiences, and I spin that into something I can share.

Breakfast of Champions
Ceramic, glitter

Achoo!
Heights vary
Plaster, spray foam, acrylic paint, copper refrigeration tubing, glitter

Daily Routine

Digital Illustration

Geriatric Tableau on a Generic Table
3’ x 3’
ceramic objects arranged on an IKEA LACK table

I Love the Book Fair!
12” x 15”
Watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

ten.don.i.tis
40” x 52”
Acrylic paint, stretched canvas

Stalagmites
40” x 52”
Acrylic paint, flashe paint, stretched linen canvas, glitter