In addition to the artistic statement, through which the content of an artist’s work is derived, it is also important that an artist portrays their artistic statement using different styles and types of media. This way, they can keep the public interested and engaged in their collection. This is essentially what the up-and-coming artist Christie Lau does, as she uses different styles and types of media to portray her artistic theme of biology and natural selection. Here is a list of the various media and styles that Lau uses in her artwork.
In the Animal Citizens collection, Lau uses different colours of paint, as well as various patterns, to portray the innate personality and characteristics of particular exotic animals.
Christie Lau, Belgian Emu
In her Replicator series, Lau blends different colours of paint to create the impression of an exotic and wondrous jungle.
Christie Lau, Replicator I
In her Birds on a Wire piece, Lau uses the media of ink to display the diversity of different species of birds. She juxtaposes the birds to suggest that they are genetically and biologically similar, yet, very distinct.
Christie Lau, Birds on a Wire
Christie Lau uses mixed media to demonstrate eugenics, which is essentially the man made process of selecting certain desirable genes. For example, different breeds of dogs are created through the process of eugenics. Lau displays in this mixed media piece how the bull terrier was derived from the process of eugenics, and the media she uses are paper and plastic bubbles. Below is the link to this piece.
Don’t forget that Navillus Gallery is hosting an event at The Spoke Club on June 26th, on which Christie Lau will be conducting a DIY marbling activity.