March 29, 2016


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How Vanessa Prager Makes Flights A Dream
Artist, Los Angeles

Los Angelenos are well impressed by the imaginative yet maximalist portraits of the American artist Vanessa Prager. Spiffing and comely, Vanessa stunned the art world with her large-scale insightful oil paintings in 2015 with her Dreamers series that strike an impeccable balance between figuration and abstraction. After having her first solo New York exhibition, Voyuer, which opened in January this year at the Hole Gallery, we chatted with the well-applauded artist about her purchase of a baby Chihuahua from Penny Saver, white t-shirt, and Michael Govan.

My ideal working outfit looks like…
White t-shirt and jeans.

Heels or flats… Which brand or style…
Flats. Saint Laurent.

My favorite art­related blog/app is…
Artsy.

The last thing I bought and loved was…
My Bose noise cancelling headphones make flights a dream!

Vanessa Prager

Most ridiculous thing I ever bought…
A baby Chihuahua from the back of the Penny Saver. I eventually found him a good home.

My necessary extravagance is…
Travel, coffee and La Feu de L’eau candles.

Three things/products I always need to have in my purse:
Rosebud lip salve.

My ultimate beauty secret after long working hours…
Massages. And long moisturizing hand rubs.

My favorite merge of the art­ and fashion world…
Raf Simons and Sterling Ruby.

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
Los Angeles is being taken seriously.

Art makes me…
Leave the time stream.

My next art trip/travel will be…
Somewhere in Iceland.

The most arty city is…
New York.

Vanessa Prager

Vanessa Prager © Steve Hallock

The perfect art­world gentlemen is…
Michael Govan.

Artist(s) we should have on our watchlist is/are…
The Haas Brothers, Devin Troy Strother, Rosson Crow.

Describe your most rewarding moment as an artist…
Being able to be an artist.

If you weren’t an artist, what would you be…
A chef.

What’s next on the horizon…Any exciting projects in the works…
Working on something in the third dimension I’m pretty excited about.

Instagram​: @vanessaprager

Website: www.vprager.com

Photos: by Steve Hallock, Tyler, and Jeff