530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Luz Letts
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • The Kiss   The Kiss
    Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas
    24" x 28"
    Luz Letts

  • The Viewers   The Viewers
    Acrylic & Pastel on Canvas
    24" x 28"
    Luz Letts


Luz Letts

LUZ LETTS

Tripping the Light Fantastic
December 7 - January 18, 2018
Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017 6-8 PM

Luz Letts' acrylic paintings combine the most thought-provoking aspects of realism, reinterpreted from scenes she has seen in daily life. Letts portrays figures, anonymous men and women who are often caught in the middle of a narrative. Large figures support dozens of smaller ones which decorate subjects' arms and legs. A woman reveals a web of men tangled in her hair. Other works are less fantastical yet equally emotive: people lean towards and away from each other, they reach towards the sky, they kiss. Letts’ images are allegorical, speaking volumes about human conflict and personal history.

Stylistically, Letts’ work is deceptively straightforward. She uses strong yet realistic lines, smooth shading for a gentle sense of depth, and clean combinations of color that excise all the necessary tones to get to the heart of natural light. Her subjects have no distinguishing faces: they speak instead through their bodies. Her backdrops rely on color and shading to convey atmosphere. Each work shows a fully-formed world.

Letts was born in Lima, Peru, where she continues to live and work today. She has exhibited in Peru and many other countries, including Mexico and Honduras, both as a solo artist and in group shows.