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    Untitled

    , Laurence Watchorn, 2021, oil and charcoal on canvas, 220 x 170 cm

    Stretched on premium bars.

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    splinter

    , Laurence Watchorn, 2021, oil on canvas, 190 x 120 cm

    Un-stretched canvas with 34mm eyelets in top corners.

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    encoded flight frequency

    , Laurence Watchorn, 2022, oil and charcoal on canvas, 215 x 180 cm

    Un-stretched canvas with rounded edges, displayed with eyelets hung on metal hooks.

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    limbic Ark 3103

    , Laurence Watchorn, 2022, oil, charcoal and papier collé on canvas, 215 x 180 cm

    Un-stretched canvas with rounded edges, displayed with eyelets hung on metal hooks.

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    skiNcrawl

    , Laurence Watchorn, 2021, oil on canvas, 170 x 150 cm

    Un-stretched.

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Laurence Watchorn – BA/BFA

I’m interested in the allegory of a dead-end woodland stroll to discuss the act of picture-making. A reflexive, veering path leading into the unknown thick of things. Instead of an immediate confrontation with resolution, it’s a path often turning back on itself which values the nature, rather than the meaning of things. The destination is thus subordinated to the present moment, with all its eventualities. An expression of humanities true place in nature - not controlling toward preconceived ends but instead allowing life, or the picture, to happen as an animistic and inconsequential element of natures balance.