Approved: 09.06.2012

Jamie Lau

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Approved: 09.06.2012

Jamie Lau’s practice uses photography, video, installation and sculpture, to explore ideas concerning mortality. His work often creates a play between light and dark and physical and reflected space to create an anticipatory symbolism. He is interested in the passage towards a ‘decisive moment’ within narratives, and the drama and uncertainty of what is to follow, concerned with the unresolved period

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  • Location: London
 

Biography

Jamie Lau’s practice uses photography, video, installation and sculpture, to explore ideas concerning mortality. His work often creates a play between light and dark and physical and reflected space to create an anticipatory symbolism. He is interested in the passage towards a ‘decisive moment’ within narratives, and the drama and uncertainty of what is to follow, concerned with the unresolved period of specific space and time, where events are yet to fully conclude. Inspired by stories found through literature, religion, personal history and the media, his working process involves an allegorical reworking of this source material. To date passages from Dantes’s Inferno, the third day of Genesis, the rescue of the Chilean Miners and the earthquake destruction of Christchurch’s Cathedral have been key triggers for Lau’s work.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2012 - Master of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London 2001 - BA (Hons) Critical Fine Art Practice - 1st Class, University of Brighton, Brighton Solo exhibitions 2004 - Respire, Centro de Cultura Antigo Instituto, Gigon, Spain Group exhibitions 2012 - Anthology, CHARLIE SMITH london, London 2010 - TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It), Fold Gallery, London Degree shows 2012 - MA/MFA Fine Art Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London Residencies 2010 - Artist in Residence, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester Competitions, prizes and awards 2009 - Award: AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council), Slade School of Fine Art, London