Chris Lawry (AU)

Chris Lawry (AU)

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Australian artist Chris Lawry’s lino cuts present ancient cathedrals in a gothic style. The classical architecture shows strong contrast enhancing the overall solemnity. Her main subjects are gothic-style cathedrals, perfect elements for her artistic exploration due to the spectacular amount of details that can be meticulously analyzed and refined.

A recurring element is the rose window, a classical decorative figure of Gothic cathedrals. Lawry uses lino cuts in a similar way visitors would use their cameras to capture these scenarios. The presentation is not of the whole subject but only parts of it as it seems almost impossible to cover a subject like this without losing all the elements. The architectural structure is brought here into focus, resulting in a zoom into carefully done details of the chosen subject.

Chris Lawry (AU)

Those facades are especially enriched, not only in terms of architectural components that are realistically captured, but also according to how the artist presents the light. The strong contrast between light and shadow enhances the seriousness of her works.

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