Launa Winship is a French Australian color enthusiast multimedia artist, born in 1991 in Biarritz, France.
In 1995, her family bought a catamaran in the Caribbean and circumnavigated the globe for 6 years. During that time, her imagination and passion for art flourished as a result of large amounts of confinement between countries. Her sticker collection extensively grew in South East Asia.
Launa completed a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Visual Arts in Brisbane and a Diploma in Graphic Design in Melbourne. For the next 3 years, she worked as a graphic designer in conjunction with solo and group exhibitions. In 2016, she moved to Paris where she worked full time within the fashion industry. At the end of 2019, Launa began freelancing to focus more on her art practice. She is now living in Biarritz.
Launa designs simplified two-dimensional versions of objects, then meticulously fills the surface with stickers, creating multileveled textured works. The stickers/imagery chosen are associated with millennial mass-produced pop culture and are sourced in a constant treasure hunt method. Other materials she uses range from aluminum, Plexiglas, cardboard, resin, paint, Styrofoam, PLA, wood, and found objects.
She is in the process of completing her latest series Cute But Deadly.
This collection is based on her fascination with 'variety stores' and their eclectic range of mass-produced goods. In particular the replica toy weapons and various Catholic merchandise. She saturates these symbols that are cheaply sold with an accumulation of stickers and imagery to question consumer culture and to point out the downplay of violence in our society.