Laylah Ali | the artist
The artist Laylah Ali
Born 1968, Buffalo NY, USA.
Lives and works in Cambridge, Massachussetts, .
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Untitled is part of Laylah Alis Greenheads series, which is populated by her signature androgynous figures. They act like hieroglyphs, telling stories with maximum impact and minimal details…
Laylah Ali was born in Buffalo, New York in 1968, and lives and works in Williamstown, Massachusetts…
THATS THE GREAT ESCAPE FROM MEANING YOU CAN DESCRIBE A LINE AS POWERFUL, DELICATE, FRANTIC, WHATEVER STRIKES YOUR EYE VISUALLY BUT NOT TALK ABOUT THE LINE BEING A NOOSE.
In my new drawings, I aim to fuse recognisable types with question marks, fuse known narratives with things that are not as easily articulated. The inbuilt narratives within what is recognisable give the viewer a place to start. So, we might start with what looks like a kiss, but what kind of kiss is this? Who are these people? Laylah Ali