Lisa Lesunja is a contemporary artist and maker from Switzerland. As a jewellery maker she has found great success creating stunning pieces that encapsulate love, diversity and the unique characteristics of human-beings. Having always considered these pieces as ‘wearable art’ it is a natural progression that sees Lesunja now working with other mediums; namely paint and photography. Inspired by a host of heavy-weight historical artists, from Picasso to Klimt via Matisse and Newton, Lisa Lesunja also takes influence from a great range of contemporary artists and has a unique way of seeing beauty. Her gallerist father introduced her to all kinds of art and these seeds are evident in Lesunja’s broad output. The paintings have abstraction as a starting point; broad brushstrokes, texture and colour are allowed to bleed in to one another. However there are often key symbols that link we work to very human beginnings; shoes marooned in the middle of a sea of paint, sculptural forms amongst the fields of colour. The images are beautiful and intriguing. Lesunja is capturing a different side of beauty, an alternative life. Her ambitions are serious and hopeful; she aims to close the gap in people’s hearts where they might find emptiness. The paintings are reaching out for their audience. They have a bohemian spirit running through them, as does all of Lesunja’s work. This philosophy finds its way in to Lesunja’s photography work, too. Here her images give another side to beauty and life; different people, different characters, are captured for their unique beauty. The images become about love and connection. The work is often shot on analog cameras and distinct to digital photography work. They speak of diversity, acceptance and humanity. All together, Lisa Lesunjas work carries a message fo oneness; it is there to heal, to reach out, to express something very human. This is Avantgardist art work, shot through with the spirit of Bohemia; We’re all beautiful, we all need love. Now exhibiting nationally and internationally, seek out the work of Lisa Lesunja, today.
25 May 2020