Lot 5 - Laurence Jones - Pool with Orange Float
Acrylic on Paper
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
My paintings incorporate elements of both fiction and reality, and are brought to fruition through a varied means of production.
A significant focus has been an exploration of the mediated image, and an investigation into the power of implied narrative. Through the act of painting, narrative begins to form as elements are added or removed, displaced from their source and recontextualised, providing the scenes an intangible sense of familiarity.
Imagery sourced from personal photographs, drawings and the mass-media are rendered with a realist technique, calling into question the legibility of the painting. Working over several layers separated by glazes and mediums, the scene emerges through a deep engagement with material process – creating an astringent, synthetic quality reminiscent of a Hollywood film set.
The repetition of motifs such as pools and palm fronds situates the work in relation to Pop Art, with the mediated image being deployed as a material in its own right.
The malleability of the re-contextualised image allows for multiple readings, which aim to situate the viewer in relationship with a domestic geography that is both recognisable yet hyperreal.
2010 - 2013 BA (hons) Fine Art, Kingston University, London
2021 Spotlight Exhibition, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2019 How To Live In Los Angeles, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2017 Night Works, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2019 RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2017 Water, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2017 Janus, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2016 Wilderness: Reading The Landscape, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2016 To Spring, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2015 20 X 15: The Postcard Show, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2014 Mmntm, Bohunk Institute, Nottingham
2013 Concrete, Meanwhile Space, London
2013 Appareo, The Cavendish Gallery, London
2013 Fig, Vyner Street Gallery, London
2012 Artifice, Catto Gallery, London
2020 Art Paris (online)
2020 LA Art Show
2019 Aqua Miami (solo)
2019 CONTEXT Art Miami
2019 Art Toronto
2019 Seattle Art Fair
2019 Art Market San Francisco
2019 Art Paris
2019 LA Art Show
2018 CONTEXT Art Miami
2018 Art Toronto
2018 AAF New York
2018 Seattle Art Fair
2018 Art Hamptons
2018 Art Market San Francisco
2018 Art Paris
2018 Art Palm Springs
2018 London Art Fair
2018 LA Art Show
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, Miami
Art Angels, Los Angeles
About the postcard artwork
The Postcard editions for AOAP reinterpret some of my larger works in a scaled down, pared back format. These small editions take the appropriated image of the Californian landscape as a subject matter in and of itself, and draw on histories of appropriation and recontextualization to suggest new narratives in an age of mediated imagery.