At first glance Lauren Kerjan’s work appears charmingly simple, even decorative. Landscapes, botanical subject matter and animal portraits proliferate, all rendered with clean line work and soft shading.
Yet, despite their easy appearance Kerjan’s images are strangely captivating, possessing an energy of beautiful intrigue. The scenes she represents are familiar, yet a little strange, slightly off-centre. This awkward grace makes Kerjan’s images ever more interesting, drawing the viewer closer as they itch to learn more of the subject’s story.
Lauren’s work has been featured at Sydney Contemporary and was exhibited at Peacock Gallery Auburn in 2019 with Studio A’s group show, Crows Nesting. Recently her artwork was commissioned by the City of Sydney for their hoarding initiative and is one of 4 Studio A artists featured in the design Midnight Zoo.