Lana Spieler was born in Barbados in 1998 and lives and works in Toronto. She explores memory and the subconscious within abstract acrylic painting. These themes are inspired by surrealism’s dream like images, and combining that concept with contemporary abstraction; to create psychedelic images that prompt viewer’s and personal memories. Foregoing the image and relying on muscle memory of the hand to paint, allows for her memories from her subconscious to be exhibited. Spieler believes that painting is a therapeutic process, where her hand responds to the thoughts of memories and allows her create a sense of surrealism by performing an intuitive practice. By repeating forms and having a distinct flow to her work allows for the painting process to be therapeutic, she uses her medium to get out of her head.