A French Baroque personae, born in Paris in 1973, now based in London.
Lara Buffard is a performance artist, who incorporates symbolic and surrealistic visuals within her performances. She subverts the darkest aspects of life through striking and colourful images, communicating personal and social ideas in a playful and cabaret-like acts, transforming the human body to a ‘Raphaelite’ creature. The outcome is a piercing statement accompanied by fierce and a stimulating look.
The art that she creates is a metaphor for the darker aspects of life but with a regenerative stance. She wrestles with the dichotomy between darkness and light, melancholy and joy. Through the choice and use of her materials (words, physical movements and strong Baroque visuals ), she attempts to communicate love, hope, and beauty, without glossing over sadness, oppression and the evil that confronts humanity. The emotions she evokes bring individuals to a pivotal place where a connection to life’s authentic meaning can be grasped; such experiences may be transformative.
‘The alchemy of act transforms the darkness in light.’ Alejandro Jodorowsky
‘Lara is the manifestation of a tragic character, who invokes fear and compassion hence and she goes all the way no matter what. And that’s cathartic and the audience response to that.’ G.A Piepskovitz, theatre critic
She graduated in Museology and later in Theatre Performance and Contemporary Live Arts. She worked for 10 years as Cultural project coordinator at Mudac (Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts/CH).
As a producer she works with various artists and runs Performance cabaret events around London.