Lori Earely is a ‘contemporary surrealist figurative artist’ (there’s a mouthful…) whose roots lead back to good ol’ New York. She was noticed at a young age for the talent expressed in her emotionally intense oil portraits.
The elongated limbs of her subjects give her work an eerie, uncanny disposition that contrasts with the undoubtable feminitiy of the subjects. A well-known painter among the world of the artsy, Earely stepped into solo exhibitions with no qualms: Her unique style, and the chills that take path down your spine beguile and entrance you, with such an affect, it’s hard not to get noticed.
Lori comments on the purposeful distortions and intricate emotional affect she gives the subjects: “[it] comes from my innate desire to transform my emotions into tangible planes that express what I feel, not what I see. [...] Subconsciously or not, the figures I paint are a reflection of myself and whatever mood I am in at the time, so every painting is in essence a self-portrait. Each mood is distinct, ranging from subliminal, cryptic expressions to more cognitive states of being and the eyes of my subjects are often the primary focus of expression”