Artist extraordinaire, Randall LaGro, stands high in the modern world of art. This work has been described as Baroque Mysticism or Poetic Realism, but could also be called spiritual in nature, or a compilation of dreams. Amazing, it surely is. Museum quality, definitely. If you never acquire another piece of art in your life, you should consider a Randall LaGro Monotype. Mary Martin
Entering Randall LaGro’s studio is an experience in itself.On a hill in Taos, NM and up a gravel drive, the adobe dwelling was the studio of Joseph Sharp.It is fitting that it is the studio of Randall LaGro. He has collected hundreds of items from antique shops and estate sales far and near each bringing some type of story of its life and inspiration for the artist. The two story studio with a north wall of windows is covered with paintings in progress, books, paints, brushes and antique objects and other materials.
Randall LaGro is endowed with an unusual talent where his works are often equal parts of the conscious and subconscious world. Randall somehow reaches into the soul of humanity and is able to paint every dream you have ever had, every experience you have shared.He is a poet.He is an artist.He is the common man.He is an artist. He is a philosopher.He is the noble thought within us. The power of his work lies within his heart and mind and transfers to his work and then to the viewer.
Viewing LaGro monotypes is like stepping into the surface and finding yourself in another world and it could remind you of the adventures of Alice in Wonderland.It is a journey. These works are drawn from the subconscious of both the artist and the viewer.As your eyes cover the surface of the monotype you may find yourself looking to the left into one world and to the right into another one.Looking down you may see a river that runs through your life with you on board with your menagerie of memories.If you peer out the window you could be looking on early flight and the future.It is a multisensory process but all in your mind. You may see uncommon beauty of a woman next to the freedom of a window with a curtain blowing back showing a view into the subconscious of your mind. In another area you could see the dissipation of a potentate next to the most beautiful of gateways but leading where?You can find an exquisite face of a woman swathed in an exotic headdress rising from a ship and sailing through a Venetian canal of centuries ago.Viewing his monotypes is like a trip through the centuries of man’s presence on the earth.The power of his monotypes can almost be felt physically.
One of his monotypes was entered in the prestigious 16th National Biennial of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society several years ago. From a field of fourteen hundred entries, only seventy-five works were chosen for the show. LaGro won an award for excellence in the medium."
What is a Monotype? It is a print created as an original work of art directly on a press. There is only one.
Randall LaGro is unique in the world of monotypes. Mixing his own inks and using creative papers, Randall is able to use very fine detail and at the same time abstract arrangements. It is not uncommon for people, flowers, birds, and curtains and windows floating withing a context of another world contrived from his mind reaching for the spiritual of this world and others. We have a selection of unframed pieces as well as framed ones. This is worth a trip to Charleston.
"World of Wonder" 10 x 10
"The Poet I" 19 x 17.5
"The Gate of Man" 19 x 17.5
"Three Graces" 19 x 17.5
"Voluptuous" 19 x 17.5
"Under Currents I " 10 x 10
"Pressing On" 10 x 10
"Another Farewell" 19 x 17.5
"Awake in the Night" 19 x 17.5
"Children of the Stars" 10 x 10
"The Flower and Vase" 25 x 34
"Contemplation" 10 x 10
"Firelight" 17.5 x 19
"The Guardian" 19 x 17.5
"The Guardian II" 19 x 17.5
"Mickey" 19 x 17.5
"Mother and Child" 19 x 17.5
"My Dogs Dreaming" 19 x 17.5
"New Generation" 19 x 17.5
"Of Mice and Men" 10 x 10
"Spirit of the Train" 19 x 17.5
"Studio" 10 x 10
"The Bridge" 19 x 17.5
"Strength of Innocence" 19 x 17.5
"The Bridge" 19 x 17.5
"The Dance" 19 x 17.5
"The Gallery II" 19 x 17.5
"The House of Mirrors" 10 x 10
"The Poet" 19 x 17.5
"The Structure of a Dream" 19 x 17.5
"Watery Dream" 19 x 17.5
"Whispers" 19 x 17.5
"World of Wonder" 10 x 10
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