Luisa’s paintings form ethereal scenes where personally codified symbols morph and find harmony. She employs intuition and improvisation to develop abstract compositions until eventually an internal logic unfolds. There is a synthesis that forms between intuitive painting and the way she moves through feelings, and this makes painting an important tool for processing love, grief, awe, and other murkier or ineffable states of being. Through an open-ended and vulnerable approach to painting, Luisa hopes to open up pathways of subjective understanding outside of language that offer alternative ways of being in and processing the world, and navigating the mysterious and uncertain terrain of lived experience.
Luisa is the co-founder and co-director of Pig Melon. She is represented by sweet pea gallery.
Photo by Emma Pegrum