Lia Tabrah
R.S.I. (detail)
(paper on canvas)
© 2008

Lia Tabrah installed her latest collection of paper paintings in the Majorca Building cabinets through March. Lia's work takes on various 3-dimensional qualities with their rolled and scrunched paper balls that are reassembled into large-scale paper paintings. Lia says about this latest series: "R.S.I. (repetitive strain injury) is an obvious description of the laborious evidence splayed across my canvases. The colour, texture and pattern integrated into my work are placed together in a tight mosaic order, which compels my scrunched tissue paper balls to mimic the clean lines of Op Art, the texture and imagery of fashion and the colours and technique as a lingering childhood memory."