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Laura Menzies

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Degree: MA Fine Art
University: Falmouth University
Graduation Year: 2013

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Laura Menzies' abstract canvases seem to capture fleeting, intangible emotions : like the experience of simultaneously realising and forgetting on the point of sleep, or the bewildering feeling of deja vu perhaps. Like Turner's epic, formless vortexes, layers of translucent paint, applied and scratched away,  suggest ideas just waiting to be born from the ether. The titles of her works similarly lead the viewer to consider the intangible relationships between forces and shapes yet to take definite form. Inspiring calm philosophy and contemplation, these paintings improve the atmosphere of any room.

Artist Statement

My paintings operate as a personal register of marks that are formed from constructs of memory, emotion and indirect references to place. They suggest a world that we all encounter visually or sensationally, and are imbued with a strong sense of time, depth and ambiguity. Many of the influences are not noticeably overt, but are located on the edge of consciousness and gradually seep in as the work slowly evolves. As well as being conceptually layered, much of my work is also physically layered and explores the inherent qualities of the materials I use. I combine many processes which often results in a rich palimpsest of surfaces that reveal traces of the works history through the colours, marks and textures that are overlaid and entwined. In places the play between these formal elements registers a tension between the familiar and the unknown, offering subtle suggestions and emphasising instability over certainty.

Group Exhibitions

2018, Enys Art Exhibition, Enys House, Enys House
2018, St Ives School of Painting Tutors exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St Ives
2016, Imagine, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
2016, Passages, St Stephen in Brannel Church, Cornwall

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2015, Winston Churchill Travel fellowship
2015, Gane Trust funding Award
2016, Artists Network Professional Development Bursary
2016, Visual Arts South West Go and See Travel Bursary
2017, Cultivator Grant

Original works:

Whisper

By Laura Menzies

£180

Abstract 2

By Laura Menzies

£180

Passage

By Laura Menzies

£180

In Bloom

By Laura Menzies

£180

Adrift

By Laura Menzies

£180

Desire

By Laura Menzies

£150

Rapture

By Laura Menzies

£195

Sea of Love

By Laura Menzies

£195

Limitless

By Laura Menzies

£195

Staring at the Sea

By Laura Menzies

£195

Inversion

By Laura Menzies

£2200

Cast Away

By Laura Menzies

£995

To Tell You Everything

By Laura Menzies

£995

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Deluge 2

By Laura Menzies

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Vestige 2

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Expanse 2

By Laura Menzies

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Expanse 1

By Laura Menzies

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Expanse 3

By Laura Menzies

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Expanse 4

By Laura Menzies

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Expanse 5

By Laura Menzies

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Expanse 6

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Expanse 8

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Traces 3

By Laura Menzies

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Unspoken

By Laura Menzies

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Ponder

By Laura Menzies

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Still Life

By Laura Menzies

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Arise

By Laura Menzies

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Reformation

By Laura Menzies

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The Sea Within

By Laura Menzies

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We Want to Keep Dreaming

By Laura Menzies

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Becoming

By Laura Menzies

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A Passage to Ireland

By Laura Menzies

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