Oska Lappin

About the Artist

Oska was born on the Pacific North West coast of America and spent the first ten years of her life submerged in the hippy counterculture.

Resurfacing, her formative years were spent in New England and East Coast cities.

Oska’s foremost influences come from comics, punk, Hitchcock, and German Expressionism. Her work is often described as being somewhere between George Grosz and Robert Crumb; hard bitten and dirty.

She bought a one way ticket to London and settled in Hackney in 1993 and now lives in St. Leonards on Sea which she finds to be a constant source of inspiration.

“My work conjoins the hard physical nature of woodcut with the flow and expression of the narrative. The constraints placed on the artist within this medium allows for a deliberate and meticulous approach that intensifies the final image and imbues the work with a tension that is suitable for the subject matter.

The challenge for me has been to create work that conveys my interest in repeated imagery and movement through forms of narrative structure that are not prohibited by the difficulties inherent in the woodcut.

I am particularly interested in the notion of personal histories- the mythologising of individual experience – and the idea that our personas are a construction of many influences that affect our lives.

The effect that film has on our culture is paramount to my work and I am interested in the idea of the filmic imagination that surreptitiously replaces personal memories with freeze frame imagery.

 


The Casting Couch

Unique 3-D Mixed Media with Vintage Fur Trimmings
Size: 210
mm x 190mm x 150mm
POA


Brexit Babies

Unique 3-D Mixed Media
Size: 190
mm x 100mm x 100mm
POA


The Ghost of Picasso

Unique 3-D Mixed Media
Size Unframed: 230mm x 90mm x 170mm
POA


Two Faced Cow

Unique Mixed Media Woodcut
Size Framed: 690
mm x 540mm
POA


‘That’s All Folks’ A New Looney Tune

Unique Mixed Media Woodcut
Size Framed: 990mm x 645mm
POA


Little Pole Dancer with Spotted Elk

Unique Mixed Media Woodcut
Size Framed: 430
mm x 450mm
POA

 


Hitler Found Himself in the World of Unbearable Cuteness 

Unique Mixed Media Woodcut
Size Framed: 750mm x 585mm
POA


Death Loved Pinocchio 

Unique Mixed Media Woodcut
Size Framed: 430
mm x 450mm
POA


Da Vinci World

Oil and Spray Paint on Board
Size Unframed: 750
mm x 600mm
POA

crackling rosie and the roast
Crackling Rosie and the Roast

Hand Finished Wood Block Print (Ed of 4)
Size Unframed: 630
mm x 620mm
SOLD

booty pest
Booty Pest

Hand Finished Wood Block Print (Ed of 3)
Size Unframed: 
655mm x 830mm
SOLD

humerus
Humerus

Hand Finished Wood Block Print (Ed of 4)
Size Unframed: 
590mm x 650mm
SOLD