Artist Name : Sylvia LaksCV



Oil on linen

130 x 86 cm | 51.2 x 33.9 in.

USD 3,000

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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 Yemayá painting depicts the queen of the sea, an ancient and revered deity who first emerged in Yorubaland, now part of modern Nigeria. As a primordial figure considered the mother of all, Yemayá is thought to be the root of numerous ancient goddesses.

Laks presents her floating serenely above the ocean at night, illuminated by the moonlight that bathes her in a soft, ethereal glow. She emphasises Yemayá’s spiritual and feminine power, as the goddess exudes a calm yet commanding presence over the waves below. The dreamlike quality of the piece invites viewers to connect with the mystical essence of the Yemayá painting, evoking a sense of wonder and reverence for this powerful deity.

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 feminine beauty unites with powerful natural forces, creating a delicate balance that is both soothing and unsettling. 

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Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 100 × 15 × 15 cm

USD 2,000 – 5,000


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