The work: Lauren Jaye Carter, Micro Plain, 2023. Relief print collage, 38.5 x 28cm. Courtesy: the artist.
Lauren Jaye Carter’s work Micro Plane is a mesmerising exploration of the interplay between colour, form and reconstruction. The print features a series of intricate lines and shapes that intersect and overlap, creating a sense of depth and texture. The use of contrasting shades of blue, pink and green against the neutral background creates a striking visual impact, evoking a sense of calm and tranquillity. Through Micro Plane, Carter invites the viewer to consider their own subjective perceptions and the delicate beauty that can be found in everyday life. Her work is a testament to her skill as a printmaker and her ability to create compositions that are both visually stunning and thought-provoking.
Grace Alty, Curator, ARTIS Gallery, Auckland
Carter’s thoughtful consideration of negative space effectively constructs a landscape. The organic patterns, shapes and gradation of colour suggests movement in the work. Viewers are drawn to the iridescent highlights of the cloud-like shapes and its transition to the water brushed display of pink. Her technique of collage reveals an aesthetic cohesion of various harsh and soft lines, organic patterns and muted and vibrant colours.
Anna Prifti, Gallery Director, West End Art Space, Melbourne