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Laurence Owen (born Gloucester, 1984) graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2005 and the Royal Academy Schools, London in 2015.

 

Laurence Owen (b. 1984, Gloucester, UK), his practice involves paintings and ceramics based in a language that has echoes of artifact and relic, he employs aspects of Folklore, Paganism and Mythology to investigate contemporary consumerism.

 

Owen’s paintings are swirls and gestures, vivid marks and brightly coloured symbols. He draws upon various source materials, literature, music and contemporary culture to create work that vibrates with life and positivity.

 

Owen has been awarded several solo exhibitions of his work dating back to 2009. His work has recently featured in exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery and at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool when selected for the John Moores Prize for Painting (2016).

 

Owen works and lives in London.