Lara J. Trad is a Lebanese-born artist whose passion for the arts was apparent from an early age. She was drawn to the vibrant colors and forms of the world around her, and she began to develop her own artistic style through experimentation and study.
Her passion for art took her in different directions, one of which was photography.
Lara J. is self taught artist, she honed her skills in oil painting and Digital art. She has since exhibited her work in galleries and museums around the world, showcasing her unique vision and artistic voice.
Lara J.'s work is characterized by the absence of well-defined, recognizable faces. She strongly believes that undefined faces help the viewers relate more freely to what they're looking at, therefore connect and interact, be it at the subconscious level, and from there, find themselves, looking at their very own stories, their deepest emotions.
She has been recognized for her contributions to the art world with numerous awards and accolades. She is known for her smooth Shapes and colours and her ability to convey specific emotions and messages through her work.
Through her art, Lara J. Trad strives to evoke emotions. She seeks to engage viewers in a dialogue about love, loss & lust, inviting them to explore the world through her eyes and to see the beauty and complexity in even the most mundane objects.
As she continues to create and explore new avenues for expression, Lara J. Trad remains committed to pushing the boundaries of art and challenging viewers to see the world in new and exciting ways.
One of the striking features of Lara's paintings is the absence of well-defined faces. For her, this intentional choice is an opportunity to experiment with the unknown and to push the boundaries of traditional art. She believes that this approach helps viewers to relate more freely to her work and to connect with it on a deeper level.
Lara J. Trad's experimentation in the digital world has led her to create numerous collections that reflect chapters of her life and the lives of those around her. Some of these collections have been accompanied by poetry, culminating in three books that are currently being prepared for publication worldwide.
In her photographic work, she specializes in multiples, long exposures, and zooming techniques, which have earned her two international awards. Her distinct approach to capturing subjects through the lens is a reflection of her artistic vision and dedication to exploring new techniques and methods.
Artist | Gallery Owner | Art Professor
"Ms. Trad bright artistic capabilities are obvious. She has made outstanding contributions to the field of painting and digital art. Her unique work is outstanding because it touches upon critical issues while developing her unique style. As every artist, she started in a very traditional way, and little by little her art moved to more abstraction keeping the sensuality of curves present in the human anatomy. Her colors were always saturated with a variaty of sensual hues. Her colors indicate the emotional state of her subjects and very often showing the opposite. She never dealt with the obvious and her sharp simple compositions do hide lots of stories. Throughout the years I have been following Ms Trad’s work evolution, and what was very encouraging is that, being a self tought painter, she mastered the colours, the subject and the composition in the outmost professional way."
Artist | Founder of the creative and advertising Agency Mad-Madison
Former member of the IAA
"Ms. Trad approaches her art with an astute sense of objectivity & subjectivity at times. She processes constructive criticism well and is always willing to go the extra mile in order to take her work to the highest level of formal and conceptual refinement. Ms. Trad has a very methodical creative process and she develops her concepts thoughtfully. She works with precision and purpose, her skills of craftsmanship are highly developed and she has an incredibly astute attention to detail. In addition, I have been impressed by Ms. Trad’s ability to couple her attention to detail with a broader stylistic focus that allows her to consider how effectively her compositions function as a whole. Therein, Ms. Trad, a self-taught artist, creates paintings that are cohesive in form and eloquent in their communication of sophisticated concepts. All in all, Ms. Trad went from a self-taught to a professional outstanding, well rounded artist, who has found a way to balance all of the aspects of the creative process with apparent ease. She thrives off of the entire creative process both the successes and the challenges."
Director | Scenery, Costumes and Light Designer
"What is very peculiar about Ms Trad’s art is the genuinety of whatever she paint. It’s spiritual, hesoteric, and highly sentimental. She is very good in drawing anatomy and love and tenderness are a big part of her work. She is very intrigued about human communication. Her style is very pure and she always go straight to the point. She avoids decorative inputs and goes to the essential which, in the present days is very much in demand, artistically and graphically. She can switch from black and white to color with ease. Keeping the same honest approach to her subjects."