The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Rotterdam-based multidisciplinary artist Lara Deutz was raised by fine art painters Alex Meidam and Lynda Deutz. So at a young age, Lara began making artworks with acrylics, playing the piano, singing and writing songs.
At the age of 7, Lara started playing the piano and on her 19th she became a songwriter. When Lara sits down at the piano something around her shifts. She escapes from the world and fills the place with warm and jazzy sounds.
Lara’s autobiographical songs mostly contain messages to help you escape a rut. Greats such as Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, and David Bowie, are inspirations for Lara.
In addition, Lara also works on her own art project: Space Girl. This also originated from escapism, but from the negativity and problems of the world. A female superhero, because it’s time for that now. She expresses her feelings in different ways and forms of art such as one-liners and drippings. For example; how can you say anything or suggest something with one line (or with a few drops)? In this way, she keeps challenging herself and wants to inspire others.
In short, creativity is an essential part of Lara’s life and remains an important drive in her artistic development.
Do something different, don’t draw between the lines. Following the rules will take a toll over time. Well, for me it does. That’s why my artworks are produced with the thought “Get out of the comfort zone”. My paintings are inspired by artists like Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring.