Laurence Jones, 25, Artist (London UK)
My paintings incorporate elements of both fiction and reality, and are brought to fruition through a varied means of production. I draw from collected images that are then digitally edited, and serve as a starting point for my large scale-work.
The paintings lend themselves to a simulation of reality, presenting a hyperreal aesthetic that is heightened by the screen-like finish of the work. Perspectival planes are shifted, which presents a simultaneous distancing and magnification. Although the aesthetic of the work suggests a digitally mediated experience, broken and dripped paint, gradients and a varied means of application engage the work in a dialogue with material and surface.
My debut solo exhibition will be held in May 2017 at The Rebecca Hossack Gallery in London.