Enya Lachman-Curl is a painter, born 1990, who has exhibited in the UK and USA.
This body of oil paintings, ‘Parallels', uses both intricate brushwork and more nuanced painterly marks to explore ideas of balance and imbalance.
Enya’s paintings are often populated by forms suggesting organisms afloat in primordial ooze or the expansive landscapes of unfenced existence, perhaps bodies of water, sky or stone, expressed in fields of colour and negative space.
This evocation of nature at its most elemental is curtailed by hard edges and stark planes, reminiscent of human architectural intervention. Enya makes this more explicit by the recent introduction of veneer strips that both demarcate and break out of the confines of the painted surface.
‘Parallels’ presents a new body of work created since the artist's return to London from Glasgow and takes place in a dynamic new space Tom’s Etching Studio, that offers a platform for innovative and experimental work.
Written By George Bray