Enigmatic Style: Art by Laura Munteanu
Laura Munteanu is a painter and mixed media artist who employs an enigmatic style to approach a wide range of different subjects. Laura’s artworks tend to be darkly colorful and gestural, with a slightly surreal sensibility.
In our previous feature of Laura’s varied, experimental painting practice, we looked at a few of the different techniques that the artist employs to create her images. In recent works, I still see this tension between very loose painting, and tighter, more softly blended objects. A few of the artists paintings feature abstract ribbons of color softly undulating across mottled, ever-changing backgrounds.
Other works showcase the artist’s work with mixed media. Exploring media beyond paint seems to allow Laura to work with three-dimensional textures, creating artworks that are smooth and glossy in places, or rough and matte in others. Throughout the artist’s portfolio, the tension between these competing textures and colors creates a sense of dynamism and movement.