LAUREN PALTE

Untitled 2 | 2014 | Oil on copper | 24 x 16 cm                                 Untitled 4 | 2014 | Oil on copper | 24 x 16 cm                                 Untitled (after Rembrandt) | 2014 | Oil on copper | 44 x 38 cm

Lauren Palte is a Cape Town based painter. Palte was selected as one one of the 40 finalists for the SPI National Portrait Award in 2013. Her most recent work uses a copper plate as an oil painting substrate. Its smooth surface allows the paint to worked while very fluid, opening up plays with erasure and transparency.