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Oil on canvas, painted in 2014. This painting is a juxtaposition of elements relating to the concept of control. In referencing art of the past, the image spans the development from the figurative to the abstract, a progression which is fundamentally characterized by the abandonment of control. Superimposing these two intertwined motifs above the head of a French policewoman alludes to how the scope of "control" might be visualized by a contemporary professional: complete control (finger pointing to the dog's nose) to complete chaos (abstraction).
An American artist who has lived in Europe for more than three decades, Marcella Lassen is a native of Southern California. She completed a BFA Degree cum laude in Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Southern California in 1975. Moving to Europe permanently in 1976, she has lived and worked in Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland. She completed a further degree in Monumental Painting at the Art Academy in Brussels in 1998. Marcella Lassen has exhibited throughout ...