Lauren is a painter who straddles the best of both worlds: collage and painting; abstract backgrounds like East Asian inkwash paintings and naturalistic renderings straight out of encyclopedias; patterns and depth. The birds and tree branches that she conjures as such don’t exist in nature with a capital N. They perch where we yield space for them, living precariously among manmade contraptions.
Lauren Matsumoto is a painter exploring how we relate to nature. She is known for her use of a hybrid form of painting and collage, both as a unique medium and as an innovative way of thinking when composing traditional paintings. Internationally, her work was presented in a solo show at Fabrik Gallery in Hong Kong, and in group shows at ArtLink Canada in Vancouver, the Art Complex Gallery in Tokyo and the United States Embassy in Oman.