Telling tales. Political stories about love and loss. As non-sensical as the world is.
21st century events are tense, destabilising and rotten. It’s difficult to make sense of it all. It is difficult when everything around you is unstable and everyone is clinging to a raft of systems that don’t work. The causes are complex, overlapping and many. Complicated by random beauty and kindness – some things just aren’t right.
In an attempt to untangle the complexity, I have been delving through autobiographical and cultural memories. Backwards to go forwards. And making art.
Drawing, painting, photography, digital collage, film and performance via a cast of characters. Canvas costumes and objects: tanks, kalashnikovs and gas masks. It’s not the things that are wrong but the ideologies.
Laura Moreton-Griffiths studied at St Martins School of Art (1986) and BA (Hons) Painting at Camberwell College of Arts (2005-2008) and lives and works in London. She exhibits her work regularly in group exhibitions as well as curating a series of artist led exhibitions. Her work was selected for The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. She has work in private collections in the UK and internationally.