“Envision A New Reality” – LAM Guyanese-American artist Lana Abraham-Murawski’s work is based on personal experiences and inspired by those journeys. Her subjects are transformed into alternate environments by abstracting negative space and using natural elements to distinguish borders and define points of conflict and/or connections. The aim of the work is to evoke energy, challenge thought patterns and create self-reflection. Abraham-Murawski’s landscapes can feel surreal or fantasy-like, conveying a sense of disconnection to modern life, and equally describing unusual and even uncomfortable situations. The adventurous use of color, confident patterns and amoebic elements strive to awaken the imagination within, challenging each viewer to envision a new reality. Abraham-Murawski has worked for renowned artist Sol LeWitt, transplanting one of his color form concepts onto a building. This experience influenced and extended her powerful use of color and push for organic shapes. Abraham-Murawski won the Arts Award for Excellence from St. Andrew’s School in Delaware where her work really blossomed; and accredits a lot of that to the support of mentor and artist, Peter Brooke. Also the notion of “the landscape” in his work resonated. She received a Bachelors in studio arts at Trinity College, where she later assisted/TA’d undergraduates in printmaking and drawing. Lana Abraham-Murawski has shown work in CT, DC and NYC.
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