Bold blocks of colour and purposeful lines delineate Law's sanguine semi-nudes. Her figures are suspended in a moment whether posed and purposeful or casual and spontaneous. Tousled hair, the curve of a hip, or discarding clothing, the works allude to the privacy of domestic spaces and relies on the viewer’s own voyeuristic fascination to draw them into her intriguing vignettes.
It is her protracted process which creates the vibrancy in her works. She often begins with line drawings from her modelling sessions and determines where to zoom in and crop the image before transcribing the lines onto the aluminium panel. She then applies numerous coats of household gloss paint in a completely dust-free environment to achieve the flawless almost liquid like surface which has become part of unique style.
Her 2014 exhibition ‘Put it on Paper’ focuses on paper as a medium, bringing together all the different ways she uses it in her practice through ink drawings, screen printing and large scale gloss paintings on paper. In Head in the Clouds (2013) an elongated torso is caught in the moment of removing a top; the neutral tones of the body contrasting against the saturated gloss paint. She exercises a certain amount of restraint- never overstating areas, instead she allows her forms to materialise through her descriptive lines and intense colours. Law has become known for her figurative works of females often in an act of undress, provocatively capturing these fleeting moments of both vulnerability and intimacy.
Natasha Law was born in 1970 and lives in London.