Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass

On The Verge of Domestication

Lauren Mendelsohn Bass

"I form my compositions in a way that tells a psychological story, feeling, thought, or idea. Juxtapositions… these strong straight lines, as I often use circles, which is how I form an ambiguous story.”
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Artvoices Art Books
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Taking a cue from the psychological drama of Film Noir, Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass weaves her own narrative through the painted word. Her emotional thrillers are stylistic and keen in plotlines that reveal the subtext of life. Her characters are staged in a series of montages, as form and gesture expose the mind’s inner turmoil of daily existence.

About The Author

Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass is a Los Angeles-born painter who received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work depicts the psychology of the mind’s inner conflicts and struggles, portrayed through her figures’ outward appearance and gestures. She often emphasizes the psychological drama with a monochromatic, Film Noir feel in order to examine what makes us tick. Her large, figurative paintings have a climactic, narrative quality with a focus upon emotional suspense, with each glance suggesting a passion or crime.