Striking Texture: Art by Liba Labik
Today’s featured artist, Liba Labik, is a painter and mixed media artist who uses her work to explore the in-between. Working frequently in encaustic and other media, she creates artworks with striking texture and highly saturated colour.
Liba’s most recent series of work, Reflections of Change(s), is a selection of different paintings that can be appreciated separately, but also come together to form a large whole. The deep, greenish blue hues that cover most of the canvas are almost eerie. They depict a large body of water interrupted by smaller details such as stones or branches. I love the scale of this work, and how it can be viewed either as fragments or as a single whole.
A previous series, Dift(ing) in Time, focuses more on whites and negative space, with shapes rendered in encaustic that look like embryonic sea creatures waiting to hatch or grow into something new.