Artist, Larisse Hall is a Nelson based, New Zealand artist. Fusing the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint and / or form, Hall uses light as both a medium and a time reference, to explore everyday societal nuances. She combines traditional techniques of painting and form, with the science and colour of infused physical light to produce works of art that transform with time.
Larisse Hall’s art practice incorporates Light box sculptures/ installations as well as light infused paintings, that are filled with evanescent light shining from interdependent pieces. They evoke a kind of synergetic emotion and interdependent sense of being, harmony and unity. These shapes mimic each-other and bring to mind family, male/ female and other unions; ‘Mother and Child’, a couple, yin and yang and other comforting partnerships.
What stands Hall apart from many other artists is her consummate technique and skill and ability to engender such warmth and positivity through her work. She creates the flawless, smooth ‘skin’ on her panels by painting five layers of gesso over a shaped cotton substrate with concave and convex sections. The finish is immaculate and allows the underlying coloured LED lights to glow through the painted surface. The colour of the LED lights is chosen to reflect the mood and form of the work. The corners of her pieces are shaped and fashioned so smoothly that it allows the pieces to express the flowing light that almost emits a coloured energy from the pieces.
Hall was captivated by light and the colour / energy of when she exhibited her first light installation in 2014. A further year of experimentation enabled Hall to produce her first successful light infused 'painting'. That same year, her light sculpture 'Flirt' was long listed in the Aesthetica Art Prize, England (2015). In 2018, Hall had work selected to exhibit digitally internationally, as a finalist in Art Takes SOHO 2018 (See.Me) and Art Takes Miami 2018 (Scope See.Me). Hall combines traditional techniques of painting and form, with the science and colour of infused physical light to produce works of art that transform with time.