Life Through a
20th - 26th October 2022
About the Project
"'Life Through a Digital Filter' is a continuation of the work and research I developed through my postgraduate course. I wanted to make work that reflected the present day and the anxiety that so many people experience on a daily basis. This anxiety which is impacted by the frenzy of modern-day life. The subject matter in the artwork is focused on certain areas of everyday life, such as consumerism and social media, particularly filtered images.
The colours are inverted to create a negative image. Although you can see it is a building or a landscape, it is not the colours you expect it to be. This makes the image more ambiguous and therefore makes less sense. The images look futuristic with the colour palette, almost like they are screens or digital images with the luminous white, blue, and purple hues.
When you look through a screen using a negative filter you will see the ‘original’ colours or what colours they should be. By looking at the image through your phone camera, it creates an interaction between the viewer and the artwork. I want to enhance the idea that the world is seen through a filter."
You can read Lauren's research essay by clicking the link below.
"I am a contemporary fine artist based in Cheltenham, England.
The foundation for my work is drawing and the many forms it can take. I experiment with drawing in relation to other mediums, such as, digital media, photography, and painting. There is usually an element of collage and layering, it is not always what it seems at first glance. This layering tells a story, which the viewer can unravel. I am inspired and motivated by my personal experiences of place and time. Concerned with how technological advances will continue to change the context of my work, I am progressively interested in what it means to bring the virtual into real life, with handmade, traditional techniques.
I studied Fine art at the University of Gloucestershire, where I completed my BA and MA. Before I took the step to study a degree in Art, I did various related courses, such as Production Arts, where I specialised in makeup artistry. Since then, I have blended the physical skills of makeup artistry and my innate creativity to pursue my career as a fine artist."