Larain Briggs

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2014

Artworks for sale: 4

United Kingdom

About Larain Briggs

 
 
  • Biography
    I began painting at the age of 10 and had work in a gallery by the time I was 14.  When leaving art college I was chosen by 'Sweet Water's Gallery' in Edgeware, London to exhibit with them and consequently exhibited at various venues such as the Business Design Centre in Islington 1991 and the Sophia Arts Fair in Bulgaria.  I was very humbled and privileged to exhibit at the Business Design Centre with Walter Nessler.  After that, I had very unfortunate personal problems and had to focus on them.  During that time, the gallery closed down and I lost touch with the art world.  I then had to move away from London and have now been working and exhibiting my art again in Essex and Suffolk.

    Despite describing myself as a painter, I also work in other media to portray various styles and genres. My work was previously figurative but has now evolved into more varied genres, often  abstract but not always. I studied art at Camberwell Art College and trained to teach art at Goldsmiths College. Having studied art therapy, psychology, fine art and computer-aided visualisation; I enjoy the challenge posed by stretching multi-disciplinary skills and employ all of them at various times. Often I am Inspired by investigating my psyche and the unconscious through my art. Carl Jung and his writings, thoughts and philosophies on the psyche particularly interest me. My aim is to engage with the spiritual, through my art. The intention is to tap into the psyche and resonate with the unconscious mind of the viewer, in more spiritual terms to 'touch their soul.'  I frequently experiment with various media, constantly searching for something new.  For me, my artwork is a spiritual journey.  Kandinsky felt that art was a spiritual experience for the viewer as much as the artist, I would like to feel that I can achieve this just as I experience it when viewing the work of other artists.  I frequently study other artists, often feeling in awe of their wisdom.  I am searching and have as yet not reached any conclusions.  I have been doing this for many years, it is important for me to remain open to anything that may enlighten me.   I want my work to always be revealing something new to me.  I often rely on the beauty in serendipity and chance.  I believe that there is meaning behind chance happenings, synchronicity as Jung would have termed it. Staying tuned to this and observing it is just as important as the influence that I impose onto the canvas.   Studying, talking and writing about art,  inspires me and improves my work.  I wish to define what I really want to achieve by creating and understanding the whole process as best as I possibly can.



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  • Education

    2002 - 2004

    Colchester Institute and Anglia Polytechnic University

    1999 - 2000

    Institute for Art in Therapy and Education

    1993 - 1994

    Goldmiths College, University of London

    1987 - 1990

    Camberwell Art College

    1986 - 1987

    Maidstone College of Art

  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Finest Artists

    Dates: Dec. 11, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017

    Venue: La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, UK

    Finest Artists from 'Exhibit Here' group exhibition

    Event: Winter Exhibition

    Dates: Dec. 9, 2017 - Dec. 22, 2017

    Venue: The Minories, Colchester, Essex, UK

    Colchester Art Society, group exhibition.

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Education

2002 - 2004

Colchester Institute and Anglia Polytechnic University

1999 - 2000

Institute for Art in Therapy and Education

1993 - 1994

Goldmiths College, University of London

1987 - 1990

Camberwell Art College

1986 - 1987

Maidstone College of Art


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Finest Artists

Dates: Dec. 11, 2017 - Dec. 16, 2017

Venue: La Galleria, Pall Mall, London, UK

Finest Artists from 'Exhibit Here' group exhibition

Event: Winter Exhibition

Dates: Dec. 9, 2017 - Dec. 22, 2017

Venue: The Minories, Colchester, Essex, UK

Colchester Art Society, group exhibition.


 

Biography

I began painting at the age of 10 and had work in a gallery by the time I was 14.  When leaving art college I was chosen by 'Sweet Water's Gallery' in Edgeware, London to exhibit with them and consequently exhibited at various venues such as the Business Design Centre in Islington 1991 and the Sophia Arts Fair in Bulgaria.  I was very humbled and privileged to exhibit at the Business Design Centre with Walter Nessler.  After that, I had very unfortunate personal problems and had to focus on them.  During that time, the gallery closed down and I lost touch with the art world.  I then had to move away from London and have now been working and exhibiting my art again in Essex and Suffolk.

Despite describing myself as a painter, I also work in other media to portray various styles and genres. My work was previously figurative but has now evolved into more varied genres, often  abstract but not always. I studied art at Camberwell Art College and trained to teach art at Goldsmiths College. Having studied art therapy, psychology, fine art and computer-aided visualisation; I enjoy the challenge posed by stretching multi-disciplinary skills and employ all of them at various times. Often I am Inspired by investigating my psyche and the unconscious through my art. Carl Jung and his writings, thoughts and philosophies on the psyche particularly interest me. My aim is to engage with the spiritual, through my art. The intention is to tap into the psyche and resonate with the unconscious mind of the viewer, in more spiritual terms to 'touch their soul.'  I frequently experiment with various media, constantly searching for something new.  For me, my artwork is a spiritual journey.  Kandinsky felt that art was a spiritual experience for the viewer as much as the artist, I would like to feel that I can achieve this just as I experience it when viewing the work of other artists.  I frequently study other artists, often feeling in awe of their wisdom.  I am searching and have as yet not reached any conclusions.  I have been doing this for many years, it is important for me to remain open to anything that may enlighten me.   I want my work to always be revealing something new to me.  I often rely on the beauty in serendipity and chance.  I believe that there is meaning behind chance happenings, synchronicity as Jung would have termed it. Staying tuned to this and observing it is just as important as the influence that I impose onto the canvas.   Studying, talking and writing about art,  inspires me and improves my work.  I wish to define what I really want to achieve by creating and understanding the whole process as best as I possibly can.



 
 
 
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