Domino growing group show | Raum mit Licht gallery

Lara Erel | Domino Exhibition

The contemporary artist Lara Erel presents her work at the gallery Raum mit Licht's growing group exhibition Domino.

The Austrian gallery Raum mit Licht together with the Munchies Art Club present DOMINO a series of solo and duo shows, a growing exhibition, adding new artists every week.

The exhibition DOMINO takes place at the Gallery Raum mit Licht in the Kaiserstr. 32 in the 7th district, from 16.03.2021 - 30.06.2021.

The invited artists have the opportunity to present artworks and work in progress on location and on the munchies viewing room.

The eighth show of 11 presents the artists Lara Erel and Karin Fisslthaler.

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Who is Lara Erel?

Lara Erel is a contemporary artist who studied graphics and printmaking at the University of Applied Arts Vienna from 2014-2020. 

Lara Erel | Portrait: @Irene Erel 

Lara Erel was born 1989 in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune in France. She lives and works in Lyon and Vienna (AT)

Lara shows work from her series « Soft Self » 

Exhibition view | Domino | Raum mit Licht gallery

I never thought about my own body until there was this « Aha! » moment. 

Self Touch (2020) | Oil pastel on paper | 23 x 20,4 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie

Why did I have so little knowledge and curiosity about it? 

Exhibition view | Raum mit Licht

What does it mean to have and to be a body? And what does it imply when the body I have is female? 

Mattress | 2020 | Oil pastel on paper | 26,4 x 20,2 cm | Photo: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

And so, I started to investigate and observe my own body experience and translated it into pictures. 

Domino | Group show

When/how did you find out you are an artist?

I don’t remember one specific moment, when I decided I was an artist. 

Ogórki | 2019 | Oil pastel on paper | 27,9 x 20,5 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

But when I was four years old, I said I wanted to become a « dessinatrice » when I grew up (in French, it means an artist using drawing as a medium). 

Domino | Growing group show

But I, in the end, only started to study at an art university when I was 25. 

Nails | 2020 | Oil pastel on paper | 26,5 x 20,2 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

What is your relationship to Instagram?

Love-hate. It can be a great tool to discover new things but tends to be very time-consuming. 

Is it me? | 2019 | Oil pastel on paper | 26,7 x 20,5 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

How important has digitalization become for you in connection with your art practice? 

I am doing the least I can get away with! 

Soft Touch | 2020 | Oil pastel on paper | 26,5 x 20,3 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

Do you find that the pandemic has left a mark on your work?

Yes. I am very sensitive to my environment and I need peace to work artistically, which is challenging, when the world seems to be about to collapse and the room gets smaller around me. 

Home | 2020 | Oil pastel on paper | 29 x 20,2 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

Where, when, how do you work best?

I sketch small drawings, whenever, mostly in the evenings and on my bed. 

Raum mit Licht gallery | Domino

For the actual works, I need rituals. I fix in advance days for working at my desk in the studio, and keep to them no matter what. 

45 | 2020 | Oil pastel on paper | 84,1 x 59,4 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

In the mornings, I am not able to do more than computer work, so studio times take place in afternoons and evenings. 

To concentrate, I need to be alone but I fill the room with loud music. 

Tights | 2020 | Oil pastel on paper | 23 x 20,5 cm | Photo: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie

Where, how do you usually get inspired?

There is not one specific manner in which I get inspired. 

No swan today | 2020 | Oil pastel on paper | 23.5 x 16 cm | Photo: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

Sometimes I see an image in real or imagine one in my head, and sometimes I read an article somewhere or hear something, which trigger emotions. 

Domino Exhibition

Emotions give me the impulse to make new works. 

Lara Erel | Portrait: @Irene Erel 

What does success mean to you? 

When a goal I set is achieved. 

Or is it you? | 2019 | Oil pastel on paper | 27,9 x 20,5 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

What are you working on currently?

At the moment, I am working on a series in the continuation of my diploma « Soft Self », using oil pastels on paper as a medium. 

Let’s see what self I turn into in 2021. 

All I can say | 2019 | Oil pastel on paper | 26,7 x 20,5 cm | Photo credit: Werkstätte Digitale Fotografie 

The artist shares favorite quotes

« I would always wake up in a cold sweat, checking the space between my legs to be sure it was still empty. » Nin Andrews (The Dream
Gallery Raum mit Licht
« I as Human » Miriam Cahn 

available Artworks | Raum mit Licht Gallery

For enquiries about an artwork you can either contact or visit the Gallery Raum mit Licht or buy the artwork directly over the munchies art club online store.

Contact: Munchies Art Club

Lara Erel

Lara Erel is a contemporary artist who studied graphics and printmaking at the University of Applied Arts Vienna from 2014-2020. 

Lara Erel was born 1989 in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune in France. She lives and works in Lyon and Vienna (AT)

Lara shows work from her series « Soft Self » 

2014-2020, Studied graphics and printmaking at the University of Applied Arts Vienna 2021 « I KNOW I CARE », VBKÖ (Austrian Association of Female Artists), Vienna 2020 « Soft Self », Graduation exhibition, Vienna
2019 « just a detail », Raum mit Licht, Vienna, « You can touch them! », Vienna Art Book Fair, Vienna 

Keywords: 

#Self perception, #soft self, #female artist 

Links where available: 

Website: Lara Erel

Instagram: Lara Erel

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