My first praise for Mokha Laget is to compliment her on breaking free of what I term
Photo by Adrienne Meyers Ponte Vecchio by Mokha Laget
"the tyranny of the rectangle", a straightjacket which many artists seem condemned to wear. Her shapes are her own, and they are refreshingly different.
Laget's work has elements of architecture - while the paintings are two-dimensional, the images portray boxes, pathways, edifices that entice one to enter to explore their interiors - would that you could - and combinations that suggest mazes.
Laget uses vivid, striking colors, including an effective use of black, which seem to jostle each other - perhaps fighting for territory? The contrasts delight and the combinations entertain. Laget uses clay-based pigments on canvas, with the central theme of her work that each color field is an entity to itself - there is no blending, no softening, no blurring, just a color seeking - no, demanding! - its place in the sun.