Could a space absorb the events of a lifetime and thereby solidify time?
Lara de Moor makes paintings of places with a testimonial value. They are places where she has lived or visited. In these spaces she builds still lifes that sometimes border on installations, but can also be limited to a single comment.
Her paintings often show situations in which emptiness and absence are palpable. Little happens, yet there are objects and markers that seem to have a tension or hidden purpose. Geometry as a rudiment and translation of the human understanding of the world has come to the fore in her recent work. Issues arise such as: where are the limits of my being? How can a space influence feelings and thoughts and how do they affect a space?
Still Point is the first comprehensive survey of Lara de Moor’s work. The book contains large color and detail images and gives a clear and insightful picture of her paintings of recent years.
A separate section contains photos and notes about her working method, providing insight into her thought process and how she intervenes in abandoned houses and spaces.
Jurriaan Benschop wrote an essay for this book.