Lila Afiouni was born and raised in Australia. She studied fine art at the National Art
School, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honors in Drawing. Her discipline varies
from painting and drawing to installation.
She completed a series of paintings for a solo show titled 'Interactions' based on the
seminal book by Josef Albers, exploring the relationship between colour and shape.
Using the urban and natural landscape as a surface representation of shape and colour,
she absolves the elements of their natural function, rendering the pictorial field as a
space of spiritual conduct. 'Interactions' was shown at Factory 49, Sydney, 2013. More
recently, in August 2014, her solo show 'Colour Construction' in Factory 49's Office
Project Space, saw a continued use of seductive and dramatic colour and shape.
Lila was awarded a studio residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris by the
Power Institute of Art and Culture. She has been a resident artist both at Root Division,
San Francisco and Firstdraft Depot in Sydney.
Of her current practise, she writes:
"I am always searching for a way to define the boundary between aesthetic, meaning and discovery.
My love of painting allows me to construct abstract thoughts that are yet unwritten and unknown.
Through painting I can establish what cannot be articulated in words as I fashion my own language
based on an artificial construct of geometry and organic shapes. What takes place is an interior
thought pattern composed of balance and harmony on the canvas."