Lauren Nicole Bavaro | Art History
I create images out of mixed media that explore the idea of family, self-image, and space. I aim to explore individual personas so that there is a juxtaposition between the way that that subject thinks of themselves, I, the artist thinks of them, and how the viewers think of them.
I am interested with memory and the way memories are retrieved and stored as single people and as a collective. I want each person that I paint or represent through a medium to exist within a memory that I have and share with them, while becoming a new memory for the viewer.
I try to create subtle triggers within the work to bring those memories forward through the use of gems and glitter. In every painting, I want to exhibit the persona known to the subject and unknown to the subject.