Here we have de Chirico-inspired Roman streets with distorted perspectives. Instead of a dark and muted palette, my Roman road is painted with vivid and bright colors, inviting the viewer to visit. This painting is on gallery wrapped linen canvas with white edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen

Dreaming of Roman Roads
LAURA (YI ZHEN) CHEN


Acrylic painting on stretched linen



One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2017

20" h x 16" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 0 oz.

$575

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Artist
Laura (Yi Zhen) Chen
Cary, North Carolina

Getting to Know Laura (Yi Zhen)

Laura begins the painting process by taking multiple photographs, which she then combines and sketches into one composition. She takes a spontaneous approach to color, and often finds that her final paintings are quite different than her original intentions. As such, her color palette is vibrant and at times unexpected. Laura’s artwork is executed with stylized modernism, featuring heavy outlines and dramatic shadows. Much of her subject matter is architectural. “I especially like historical buildings in my area,” says Laura. “I am fascinated by the geometric shapes of the old buildings, their varieties and repetitions, their dramatic color contrast. To me, their simple structures have personality and dignity.” Laura works best when her studio is clean and well organized, and finds inspiration in the “miles of good paintings” hanging in the world’s great museums.