Larisse Hall

Seeking unity and harmony, Larisse's work celebrates our gregarious nature, acknowledging various states of friendship and personal relationship.

Larisse fuse's the ethereal quality of light with the materiality of paint, to produce works of art that transform with time. Embodying our cultural rhythms in a contemplation of everyday life.

Based in Nelson, Hall exhibited her first light sculpture in 2014. This motivated her desire to infuse her painted works with the colour and energy of light... not as easy as initially imagined... it took a year of experimentation before Hall produced her first successfull light infused work.

That same year Hall's light sculpture 'Flirt' was long listed in the Aesthetica Art Prize, England (2015).

Most recently, Hall had work selected to exhibit digitally, as a finalist in Art Takes Soho, New York (See.Me)

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

This varies and is mood dependant. I love yellow for its vibrancy and ability to create conversation, green for its comforting associations with nature, blue when I'm in need of calm, red and pinks for an uplift - actually I just love colour and appreciate it in all its guises.

How do you take your coffee?

No thank you! Japanese Lime green tea?! Yes please! Or water works for me. (I've never liked the taste of coffee.) (Love dark chocolate though – its an addiction.)

Is there something you can't live without in your studio?

Light and dark and the ability to work between the two. Ooh and my paint brushes, accumulated over the years!

Who is your favourite artist of all time and now? Why?

My favourite artist of all time would have to be Picasso – because he always challenged himself with new, and as his NZ equivalent - Hotere.

Currently Olafur Eliasson's work and working ethos have me completely captivated. Love!

5 words that explain you or your art?

Unique. Shy & dynamic in one.