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Sale price$ 14,000


Oil and mineral on canvas | 2022

With this latest series, Skunta developed a technique to find balance between figurative and abstract work. Through showcasing the graphite underdrawing and radiating echoes of the figures, the artist is able to select sections to highlight with either mineral or oil paint. Pushing some of the composition backwards and highlighting other features to bring them forward creates a desired push and pull effect. She wants the energy of each piece to diffuse outward and affect the viewer. These are pieces that invite the viewer to spend time with them, to notice the subtleties of the layers. Some elements are obvious upon the first glance, but the more the viewer looks the more they will uncover.

The largest of the collection, Curve was also the catalyst to the entire series. Through layers of powdered mineral paint and oil colors, the subtle graphite outlines of the multiple figures come into view. The painting’s scale allows viewers a unique experience; from far away the composition is reminiscent of cave paintings and symbolism. As you approach the painting, the grouping of figures becomes more defined and hopefully the energy and movement of the piece become contagious. The echoes of each woman radiate out so that the eye constantly is finding new figures within the composition.


36 x 48 x 1.5 inches


Signed by artist.

The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

Size: 36 x 48 inches
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“I want the energy of each piece to diffuse outward and affect the viewer.”
-Lauren Skunta
Lauren Skunta

About the Artist

Lauren Skunta

Skunta is inspired by the negative space human bodies form in different positions, aiming to capture the tension and the gesture in each pose. Though the brushwork across her work is impressionistic, the anatomy of each figure is grounded in reality. Through her work, she aims to bridge the gap between figurative and abstract.

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Current Exhibition

Close Crush

Cheryl Humphreys & Mike McMullen
June 7 - September 3

8200 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles CA

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Curve , Painting by Curve Tappan
Curve Sale price$ 14,000
Lauren Skunta


“This piece has such a soft and seductive quality to it. I love that it is both abstract and figurative. I am so drawn to the human form in art. Lauren Skunta is masterful in creating works that evoke energy and emotion and the use of graphite sketching paired with paint colors in the pieces create a work that I find incredibly soothing.”

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