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Laura Hapka

Artist Statement

I create abstract paintings through the manipulation and layering of acrylic paint. I strive to produce work that stretches the definition of painting using a novel, construction, deconstruction and reconstruction process. My paintings are composed of hand-painted acrylic that is altered once removed from an encaustic surface. The acrylic is then layered, to add dimensionality and increase intrigue, onto the final surface.

 

My abstract paintings are driven by my unique process and motivated by themes of self-awareness, both as an artist and individual, expression of emotions and worldwide interactions with nature. Each theme represents a force that has impacted my life and makes me who I am: Laura Hapka, artist.

 

 

About the Artist

Unique in intention and complexity, the work of abstract artist Laura Hapka is a byproduct of her life experiences and creative experimentation. The sum of the two portray her genuine appreciation for artistic process. Post graduate school, Hapka traveled the world and continued to take classes in various aesthetic styles and mediums. Through several years of exploration with acrylic, and numerous iterations later, she developed and cultivated her unique technique. Her practice and style has generated industry recognition and a fast-growing reputation.

 

Laura established a deep connection to the land early on as she grew up on a potato farm in Northern Minnesota. Her relationship to design and nature is evident in the art she creates. Hapka lives and works in Oakland, California, and applies all three of her degrees in Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture, and Master of Business Administration to her artwork.

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Mustard & Charcoal

20 x 16 inches

Acrylic, Encaustic, linen on panel

Two Blues
36 x 36 inches
Acrylic, Encaustic, linen on panel

Two Reds
48 x 36 inches
Acrylic, Encaustic, linen on panel

Hotcakes

Primary Process
Upcoming exhibition: January 9 to March 27, 2021

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Persian Hotcakes

framed to 18 x 22 inches

arylic on mat board

2020

Flaxen Hotcakes

framed to 18 x 22 inches

acrylic on mat board

2020

Pecan Hotcakes
framed to 18 x 22 inches
acrylic on mat board
2020

Diaton Hotcakes

framed to 18 x 22 inches
acrylic on mat board
2020

Byzantine Hotcakes

framed to 18 x 22 inches
acrylic on mat board
2020

Turkish Blue Hotcakes
framed to 18 x 22 inches
acrylic on mat board
2020

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Artist Statement

My new Hotcakes paintings are a means to create a complementary echelon in my newest body of work called, Process Series. My Process Series, is built on purifying my progression. It is not about a painting but about how I arrived at the body of work. The goal of the series is to strip down unnecessary noise, distraction, and still create an experience for the viewer. In this series, I isolate a technique used in all my previous artwork. This technique is the act of making pure sheets of hand-painted acrylic paint that I manipulate and restructure.
 
With Hotcakes, I isolated the acrylic sheets further; removing them from the substrate they were painted on. The name of each piece originated from a name of a color that roughly conveys the color of the two tones. The surname, Hotcakes, originated from the desire for comfort food during the social, economic and health crisis. It is also a quip on the phrase "selling like hotcakes," because they were created to be more accessible to art enthusiasts. The work is minimal and meant to capture and intrigue the viewer with color, texture and form.

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