Saira McLaren

Region: Northeast

City / State: Brooklyn, NY

I begin each painting with an image. From there, each move is a reaction to the previous layer, which allows the painting to emerge rather than remain faithful to the source. It is a suggestion of place, both emotionally and physically, rather than a specific description. My process is fast, intuitive, and physical; there is no margin for error in this direct approach. Color is a very important part of the work, not only for its emotive powers, but also its ability to shift perceptions of reality. I create the work to be many things all at once.