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Laura Moreton-Griffiths

Profile  |  Artworks
20161019102702-olympic-dream-spectators
Machine For Winning: Spectators, 2016
20161019102651-not-coming-home
Not Coming Home, 2016 From the series Island
20161019102552-battleship
Untitled (Battleship Gun & Tank), 2015
20161019102552-binary-plurality-1
Binary Plurality #1, 2016
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Wearable painting: Disaster Smile, 2016
20161019102616-gas-hood-averard-2
Gas hood: documentation of a performance, 2016
20161019102733-taeuber-selfie
Taeuber Selfie, 2015
20161019102635-inglory-shroud
Inglory (Shroud): documentation of a performance, 2016
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1967
Lives in
London
Works in
Peckham
Schools
Camberwell college of art, 2008
Turps Correspondence Course, 2016
Central Saint Martins - UAL
Statement

Painter, curator, sometimes writer. Telling tales. Political stories about love and loss, and other stuff that doesn’t make sense.

21st century events are tense, destabilising and rotten. The causes are complex, overlapping and many. Complicated by random beauty and kindness – some things just aren’t right. In an attempt to untangle the complexity, I have been delving through autobiographical and cultural memories. Backwards to go forwards. And making art. I paint what I don’t like. My art resembles what it opposes.

Drawing, painting, photography, digital collage, film and objects. Tanks, kalashnikovs and gas masks, replicas of real objects from significant events that refer to real social constraints and issues. And performances via a cast of characters. Funny and full of pathos, figures inhabit real spaces, offering entry into a different world – hallway, derelict house, beach re-cast as alien space. The empty costumes transform from inanimate objects into sites that locate the work and house short films – performed or hung, and animated by simple technology, light, sound and projection.