Artist Name : Sylvia LaksCV



Oil on linen

55 x 41 cm | 21.7 x 16.1 in.

USD 600

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Sylvia Laks’ portraits are drawn from diverse themes and influences, including the human body, identity, memory, landscape, and spirituality. Working with a variety of materials, from charcoal and pastel drawings to oil painting on linen, Laks invites us to explore a myriad of mythical and mystical worlds from the realms of her imagination.

This mandrake painting offers a cross-sectional view of the plant’s roots beneath the earth, revealing the mandrake as part of the root system, at peace with the soil. A warm glow and a blue light infuse the scene, suggesting the strength and vitality of the mandrake’s connection to Mother Earth.

Above ground, the plant is rich and full yet small, while the painting focuses on the underground roots, emphasising solidity and resilience. Laks gives the mandrake an otherworldly aura, portraying it as a mystical entity deeply intertwined with Mother Earth. This evocative mandrake painting invites contemplation of the hidden yet vital aspects of nature and the plant’s bond with its nurturing environment.

Laks’s ability to blend realism with elements of the mystical and symbolic provides viewer with thought-provoking experiences. She focuses on the psychological expression of her characters, tapping into their emotions and inviting you to glimpse into their souls, and unravel their curious narratives. Her portraits are enigmatic, where beauty unites with powerful natural forces, creating a delicate balance that is both soothing and unsettling. 

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 50 × 15 × 15 cm

Under USD 1,000


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