Laurie Vincent

 
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BIOGRAPHY

Laurie Vincent grew up in Maidstone, Kent and currently lives in Brighton. Laurie is a guitarist and vocalist of Slaves, the English punk duo which formed in 2012. The duo released their debut album Are You Satisfied? In 2015. The album was nominated for the 2015 Mercury Music prize. Their second album, Take Control, was released in 2016, reaching number 6 in its first week on the Album charts.

 

Laurie is also a painter and his work has been shown in various venues around the UK such as Hoxton Arches, Amersham Arms, A-side B-side Gallery and Whistleblower Gallery. His paintings, bold and expressive, powerful and rich in cultural references, show a clear influence by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Raymond Pettibon, Barry McGee and Keith Haring, and is inspired by his life as a musician and his travels; and it often carries a political view, ‘I want people to feel whatever they want when they look at my art. I don’t intend on telling people meanings or what I think my paintings represent. People should have their own experiences with them.’

From a young age Laurie has always used the visual arts to express himself. Alongside his talents as a songwriter and performer, the artist has produced artwork for his band’s gig posters as well as its album covers. Laurie primarily works with paints, ink and in printmaking and he has also recently been experimenting with clay and ceramic to produce both strong and bold new work. Laurie has also produced a very successful clothing range.

 

Laurie Vincent's new body of work, It's Been a Fever Dream opens on May 19th, 2022, at Whistleblower Gallery.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOW

 

2022

It's Been a Fever Dream, Whistleblower Gallery, May 19 - June 16, Brighton, London

 

2017

Loose with Laurie Vincent, Hoxton Arches, London

 

2016

Disillusioned, Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh

Pop up, Amersham Arms, London

 

 

GROUP SHOW

 

2018

White + Black, Whistleblower Gallery, March/April, Brighton, UK

2017

Here we go!, Whistleblower Gallery, Brighton and Hove

Paint by Numbers magazine launch, Studio 24, Leeds

 

2016

Group show, W Hotel Leicester Square, London

 

2015

Group show, A-side B-side Gallery, London

AVAILABLE WORK