Matt GJ Lawrence graduated in Fine Art BA (Hons) at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. Born in England (1989) and soon travelled north where he spent his adolescent years in Glasgow.
The majority of Lawrence’s work functions on psychological borderlands of figuration, landscape and abstraction. He uses techniques similar to that of the Surrealists such as automatism in an attempt to surface some of the raw emotions and imagery of his subconscious. Erotic desires and elements of the natural environment are the fundamental grounds of Lawrence’s inspiration. These are often found in shapes and forms in dark shadows of forests or in broad daylight of moody beaches, or the curvaceous lines of the female figure and the chemical reaction in the mind after orgasm. Using his primary medium of oil paint, he aims to portray these raw and primal emotions with ambiguity.
2012 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
2008 - HNC Art & Design, Langside College, Glasgow
2012 - Group Exhibition, ‘Best of the Degree Shows 2012’, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow
2012 - Group Exhibition, ‘Degree Show’ Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee
2011 - Group Exhibition, ‘Canvas & Catgut’, Servant Jazz Quarters, London