British Artist Miranda Donovan Unleashes the Home at Lazarides Gallery in London


LONDON.- Lazarides presents The Home Unleashed, the gallery’s second solo show by British artist Miranda Donovan which opened 24 February 2011. This new exhibition marks a departure from her recent preoccupation with all things exterior, and brings the viewer into the world of the interior in a series of over 25 new works merging both decadence and squalor through her signature miniaturized graffiti style. Through her multi-layered three-dimensional canvases, Donovan captures urban elements from the street and juxtaposes them with an eerily familiar landscape; the home. Employing a classical painterly technique and pairing it with contemporary subject matter, Donovan entices us with traces of former opulence and wealth alongside the lingering presence of filth and decay in the décor. The very effects of decay and deterioration in the hands of this artist are given qualities of beauty and delicacy that reverberate through t