There is nothing subtle about Lauren YS, and anyone who wanders into her surreal world are bombarded by dripping monsters, deformed tentacles and eyes popping out of heads in punchy over the top colors. She tapers the vulgarity of the imagery with an illustrative style, which makes the work feel more absurd than crude, almost naughty. Her art is largely inspired her experiences on campus at Stanford (well, that’s my guess anyway, she never said that) where she graduated in 2011 before beginning work with Juxtapoz Magazine and taking a residency at Rabbit Eye Movement in Vienna. She is as well known of her drawings as her paintings, and made headlines in December with high critical praise for her murals at Miami’s Wynwood District as part of the 2014 Art Basel festivities.
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