Born and raised in Vancouver, British Colombia, Lauren Brevner certainly shows off her mixed heritage upbringing in her unique, eclectic artworks reminiscent of ancient Japanese tradition and culture.
Moving to Osaka, Japan in 2009 and apprenticed to renowned Japanese artist and fashion designer, Sin Nakayamal, she began her journey into the art world.
His inspiration and influence resonates with the way she dresses her subjects, mixing that with touches of traditional Japanese, Art Nouveau, Abstract and realism against bold, dazzling textile patterns.
Using mixed medias including gold leaf, oils, acrylics, and resin combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels, Lauren creates her distinctive style that primarily involves the interpretation of female portraiture.
Existing in surreal and sometimes isometric spheres, her figures attempt to embody the power yet feminine beauty of women, and create a commentary on the subject of women and their depiction in art throughout the ages.
‘Her portrayal of women serves to empower rather than objectify: a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality.’
With a host of exhibitions across the US and Australia in recent years, plus upcoming exhibitions in the US, her work has featured in numerous publications and is also included in private collections in London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Australia and Singapore.
With a love for the bold and eloquent, and aspirations in a portrayal of women that serves to empower rather than objectify, her work is:
“a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality.”