Artists Laura Lancaster and Laura Moreton-Griffiths are similarly interested in the forgotten stories. History, memory and imagination.
About Laura Moreton-Griffiths
Moreton-Griffiths is a histories painter working with the limitless possibilities of science fictions. Her practice calls on many historical, cultural and personal references, theoretical ideas and art criticism. Her themes include moral panic; ideologies; conflict and control. With wry humour. The narratives are often too contradictory for one painting hanging on a wall, so my work is realised across disciplines, in a range of media: drawing, painting, objects, photography, digital collage and film, performance via a cast of characters and research published as zines.
London-based, she curates, teaches, writes and programmes artist talks. Studies include: Royal College of Art. MA Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice (2019-2021); The Royal Drawing School Drawing Intensive Scholarship Programme (2019); Turps Correspondence Course (2016-2019); Camberwell College of Arts BA Painting (2005-2008); Interactive Multimedia at the ARTEC (1993); Foundation at St Martins School of Art (1986). Her work is held in private collections in the UK and internationally.
About Laura Lancaster
Laura Lancaster’s practice uses painting to re-contextualise found anonymous analogue imagery, unlocking the latent psychological charge of potentially mundane subjects. Through paint handling, shifts in scale and obfuscation these images take on otherworldly uncanny qualities. In this ambiguous liminal space the slippage of the meaning and identity of the subject is explored and manipulated. Lancaster graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne and lives and Works Newcastle Upon Tyne. Her work is held in public and private in the UK and internationally.