Laurence Owen uses painting to mix the mythic and the mundane. Alluring yet unsettling, Each work contains a world filled with hollow pleasures and veiled truths, depicted in a style that looks deceptively naive. He sets up familiar landscapes and renders them strange by adding disturbing details. Sometimes adult and often odd, these details belie a cock-eyed view of things that is both bizarre and amusing. His work has a logic of its own and a freshness of colour uncommon in oil painting. Dissonant and alien yet pretty and familiar, it presents a suggestion of what may lie beneath whilst creating an imagery of delicacy and depth.
Laurence Owen has since been involved in many international group shows including In The Darkest Hour There May Be Light - an exhibition of Damien Hirst’s private collection held at the Serpentine Gallery, London and in the MECCA art fair in Mexico City.
Owen also makes film and video, which have featured in The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival, and has exhibited extensively in the UK and around Europe.
Laurence Owen will be exhibiting a series paintings at the gallerie's pop-up restaurant & art exhibition on the theme of 'Vanitas' with The Art of Dining.
Exhibition runs 27th March - 1st May at The National Trust's Sutton House, 2-4 Homerton High Street, London E9 6JQ.