Who is Lala Drona?

Lala Drona

Lala Drona (b. 1988) is an American artist, born in Denver, Colorado. As an avid traveler since university, she studied Spanish and Portuguese in South America in 2008 before returning to the US where she received her bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In the fall of 2012 Lala relocated to Paris, France where she has since immersed herself in her artistic pursuits.

As a self taught, multi-media artist, Lala has created The Lala World, a dystopic universe with Artists, Muses, and Drones where inspiration is currency.  Lala Drona first established the world on her blog www.basedonafact.com where she writes articles which are based on her life and hyperbolized in order to fit into her world.

Her passion for storytelling through art started at a very young age, and she believes that she did not learn to make art, but rather lives it.

Lala held her first solo exhibition “From the Bed to the Lab,” in Paris in December 2014, at Gallery Düo in Paris, France.

The following year, she exhibited a triptych of paintings: “Je suis la fin qui justifie les moyens (I am the end that justifies the means)” at the collective exhibition Je suis…, an exhibition in response to the January 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.  The triptych recounts a journey of self-rejection and self-acceptance, and marks the beginning of Lala Drona’s gray period.

Artist Statement:

Lala Drona plays with the idea of the mirror and reflectivity, alternate realities, the transitions through these realities and how they manifest in our daily lives. Refusing to choose just one medium, she paints, writes, and creates short films, all which take place in her artistic universe. The voyage from the synthetic to the real and vice versa play a significant role within her practice. Through her use of virtual media (stories and videos) Lala re-contextualizes them in reality through paint and canvas, tying everything together to create a cohesive and complex narrative.

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