Based in Vancouver, Canada
Unfortunately, in these photos, it is almost impossible to appreciate the depth in which Brevner works (remember her pieces are at least 2 inch thick. Her creative process is one of the most intricate I have had the chance to witness.
First, she draws a female character directly on the wood panel, then layers the figure’s underpainting in acrylic, however the portraits is always painted with oil. Once this has dried she applies up to five layers of transparent resin, adding intricate details on each layer and blow-torching it to achieve her signature smooth surfaces. Still, her process is far from being over. Subsequently, she applies gold, silver and/or copper leaves on to the distinct layers of resin and then designs intricate collage of Japanese/Chinese paper to dress up "her girls".
Depicting powerful and ethnically diverse women while blending ancient and modern art techniques defines the jaw dropping aesthetic mastered by Lauren Brevner and surely inspired, just a bit, by Mr. Gustav Klimt
Lauren Brevner original paintings and limited editions prints have been shown and collected in New York, Toronto, Berlin, SCOPE Miami, Vancouver, San Francisco, Portland any many more cities around the globe.