Acrylic & oil paintings & drawings in progress at the time, abstracted from portraiture.
A certain accusatory drawing practice underpins work which goes from Painting, 'compromised' print-making (i.e stencilled),
through to songs & books of drawings & rant (instruction manuals for exhibited work). I want my work to read as a big dirty cross
referenced soup with source material plundered from everywhere. I'm interested in outsmarting & outdumbing complex issues with conventional portraiture elements.
This is because as an attempted murder victim, I had to view 3 video id parades, nothing to do with how somebody carries themselves. It could've been anyone.
In addition to this I make & keep new years resolutions in my work, so now all the clouds in my skies say stupid, all the land says lack on it.
I graduated in 2003 from Glasgow school of art, exhibited in Bloomberg New Contemporaries,
Frieze Art Fair, Milton Keynes Gallery & the Berliner Kunstsalon amongst others.
2010 'CARE', the joy magazine, issue 3 by Laurence Elliott.
2008 'Laurence Elliott', by Carrie Roselind in berliner kunstsalon catalogue.
2007 'Laurence Elliott', by Carrie Roselind, in TEASE art fair catalogue.
2007 'Laurence Elliott', by Carrie Roselind in 2007 Berliner kunstsalon catalogue.
2005 'The Last Chickens of Sainsbury' catalogue text by Laurence Elliott.
2005 'What do you mean cuisine?', Campbell's soup catalogue essay by Dr. Neil Mulholland, published by Glasgow School of Art.
2003 'Hung drawn & totally pointless', Charles Darwent, the Independent.
2003 'Bloomin' good', City Life, Manchester.
2003 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2003', catalogue text by Sacha Craddock, Bev Bytheway, Des Lawrence, Cerith Wyn Evans, Hayley Newman, Rebecca Warren & JJ Charlesworth.
2003 'Hampstead Achieved', Neil Mulholland & Alex Pollard, Untitled 29.
2011 'Bergen Artists' book fair', Bergen, Norway.
2011 'Uncooked Culture exhibition', city by the mountain, Thailand.
2011 'I am joy arts & music festival', Chichester, UK.
2011 'Chichester open studios art trail exhibition', Oxmarket, Chichester, UK.
2010 'I am joy arts & music festival', Chichester, UK.
2010 'Unity arts trust artists' exhibition', Oxmarket, Chichester, UK.
2009 'Creatures', Redchurch street, London (with Ricky Gervais, Quintin Blake, Angus Fairhurst, Jamie Shovlin, Ellen Du Cane & more), curated by Andreas Leventis.
2009 'I am joy arts festival', Chichester, UK.
2008 'I am joy arts festival', Chichester, UK.
2008 'Berliner kunstsalon'.
2007 'Berliner kunstsalon'.
2007 'Psyche der stade', KFA gallery, Berlin, Germany.
I'm available to paint portraits of your people & pets!
I'd like to get people to explain any in-jokes relevant to the proposed subjects,
should you wish this to be brought out in the portrait. My interest in this is that over time I'd get to build up an archive of in-jokes
which I could dilute &/or mutate in my main work, anonymously, of course!
You, the willing participant would get a unique piece of work tailored to your individual humour!