Artists Laura Lancaster and Laura Moreton-Griffiths are similarly interested in the forgotten stories. History, memory and imagination.
About Laura Moreton-Griffiths
Moreton-Griffiths works are unapologetically wonky. They are tender, funny, political, philosophical, conflicting, sad. They are her attempt to articulate what she didn’t understand as a child and continues to not understand now. They embody a feeling she has always had, that something is not being said, that ideologies get in the way. Asking questions. Answering nothing. Borrowing from history and culture, she creates pieces from a vast array of references and political narratives. Using traditional techniques with a contemporary sensibility, across disciplines and in a range of media. Drawing, painting, objects, photography, digital collage, digital film and animation projection, lighting installation, performance via a cast of characters and research published as zines.
A London-based histories painter, she curates, teaches, writes and programmes artist talks. She studied Foundation at St Martins School of Art (1986), Interactive Multimedia at the ARTEC (1993), BA (Hons) Painting at Camberwell College of Arts (2005-2008), Painting on the Turps Correspondence Course (2017-2019), the Drawing Intensive scholarship programme at The Royal Drawing School (2019) and MA Contemporary Art Practice/Critical Practice at the RCA (2019).
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.