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SARA LANDAU BIO 

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b. 1974

Born into a family that is deeply involved in the international world of fine art, Sara Landau could hardly help developing a passion for art. She chose to study her metier at Skidmore College in New York, which is well known for its particularly strong program in Fine Arts. While at Skidmore, she began to develop an effective personal style focusing on expressive figure painting, using paint quality and vibrant colour to create the mood in each painting. This looser figurative style soon evolved into a more hyper-realistic technique and Sara became devoted to painting the human face that she had previously avoided.

 

Always intrigued and partly obsessed with how society has created this "ideal woman's" appearance, Sara hopes to raise questions in her spectators' minds about what constitutes perfection. Possibly the imperfections inherent in the painting medium, as opposed to the precision of photography, will subtly enhance the controversy.

 

Sara has continued to depict beautiful women in brilliant colour, placing great emphasis on the rendering of the eyes and facial features to capture the intensity and mood of her subject. Each canvas acquires a personality as she works, thus each has a name. Carefully cropping the image to rarely show more than a part of the subject's face, she creates a certain mystery, an enigma for the viewer to contemplate.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2010 "Young in the Future", MART-Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto

2001 "Sophisticated Ladies", Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal

1998 "Race to Pole Position", Landau Contemporary at Galerie Dominion, Montreal

 

Group Exhibitions

2009 Art Basel Miami Beach, International Art Fair

2009 Art Basel 40, International Art Fair, Switzerland

2008 Galerie Renée Laporte, Private Exhibition, Antibes, France

2008 Art Basel 39, International Art Fair, Switzerland

2007 Art Basel Miami Beach, International Art Fair

2007 Art Basel 38, International Art Fair, Switzerland

2006 FIAC, International Contemporary Art Fair, France

2006 Art Basel 37, International Art Fair, Switzerland

2005 Art Basel Miami Beach, International Art Fair

2005 Art Basel 36, International Art Fair, Switzerland

2004 Art Basel Miami Beach, International Art Fair

2004 Art Basel 35, International Art Fair, Switzerland

2003 Art Basel Miami Beach, International Art Fair

2003 Art Basel 34, International Art Fair, Switzerland

2000 Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto

2000 OIA Fine Art Services, La Jolla, California

2000 "Moods", Burnaby Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

1997 Senior Art Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Public Collections

2007 “Athena,” Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany