These Paintings by Laurie Hogan are Grim and Gorgeous

 - Feb 19, 2012
References: lauriehogin & juxtapoz
If you are unfamiliar with the artwork of Laurie Hogan, now is the time to catch up on this accomplished artist. In this series, Hogan blends many fantastical elements with allegories relating to Western culture.

Laurie Hogan has received her fair share of success over the years, both as a teacher and art exhibitor. Her artwork mimics still life art; however, her style adds color, composition and character to the paintings. When describing her work, Hogan says "They take their window-like compositions from natural history dioramas and Western landscape, still life, and portraiture, combining visual strategies from the history of painting with contemporary visual conventions."

In a world consumed by technology, image editing and digital manipulation, it is refreshing to see an artist put a modern twist on a classic art form.