Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Lao Artist Profile: Marisa Darasavath

Feast your eyes on these sumptuous and gorgeous oil paintings from Lao painter, Ms. Marisa Darasavath.  She finds her inspiration from her environment and the locals with a focus on ethnic minorities and women in society.  She brings a wonderful mix of tones, depth and dimension to her work along with an understated whimsy.  A graduate of the National Institute of Fine Art in Vientiane she continues to showcase her work around Asia and in particular at the M Gallery in Vientiane.

Oil painting by Lao painter and artist Marisa Darasavath
A very stylized oil painting depicting Lao women working the rice fields.

In a field dominated by mostly male artists, Marisa stands out from the crowd with her artistry that invokes the on-looker to curiously look and look again to interpret and appreciate what she's presented.

Oil painting by Lao painter and artist Marisa Darasavath
A painting of a Lao Hmong mother carrying her child.

Oil painting by Lao painter and artist Marisa Darasavath
A painting of a woman from a Lao ethnic minority carrying a basket full of food.

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