John Lawrence is a London-based artist working across text, object, print and video installation.
In his work he reorganises familiar, recognisable elements in order to offer up new readings and open out meaning.
Mining a contemporary archive of objects, imagery and footage Lawrence works within a common popular language in order to navigate our mediated experience and better understand the way we see ourselves.
Alongside his practice Lawrence organises projects which create new sites for work, collaboration and experimentation to exist.
After/Hours/Drop/Box commissions new work at the intersection of music, video and live performance
…Or maybe it’s the same for everyone is a print platform for artists’ short fiction and experimental writing.
Lawrence studied at the Royal Academy Schools and is currently one of 14 associate artists undertaking the public event and study programme Open School East in De Beauvoir Town, East London. He will be exhibiting a solo exhibition at One Thoresby Street towards the end of 2015 that will tour to Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales.
Recent shows include This Dust, GSL Projekt, Berlin, Outpost Members’ Open 2015 selected by Martin Westwood, Exeter Contemporary Open selected by David Shrigley, Ceri Hand and Matt Burrows, Oriel Davies Open (Overall Prize Winner), Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales, FOAM, a touring project by Mat Jenner, Pre Owned: Looks Good Man curated by Morgan Quaintance, Cell Project Space, London, ONSITE selected by Mike Nelson and Andrew Hunt, Temporary Arts Project, Southend, and Nothing Compares 2 U with Hannah Perry, Mark Dean and Jaakko Pallasvuo, SIC, Helsinki