Laurence Winram

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2015

Artworks for sale: 53

United Kingdom

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About Laurence Winram

  • Biography
    Born in North East Scotland in 1968 and raised by wolves. Now a photographer living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

     I have a number of projects that I am adding artworks to. One of my main current ongoing project is Shadow -  A series of black and white double exposure nudes. I love to photograph people but adding a 2nd exposure adds an 
    unpredictable element that appeals to the creative side of me. It almost feels more like painting at times.

    Another ongoing project is Mythoslogos. The ancient Greeks made sense of their world not only by logic but by myth too. They saw it was necessary to view things in these opposite ways in order to have a balanced understanding of their lives. I feel we have moved out of that balance, unconsciously letting go of that mythic element to our lives. As a result we've lost touch with our own personal vision and creativity. We let a dogmatic scientific perspective rule everything, from our dreams to our notions of the spiritual. So in this series I try to reflect on this, creating images that sometimes imagine a world where logic has been usurped by the mythic, or images that mock our need to analyse and break down those parts of our life that we should truly respond to more intuitively.

    My other main project is The Conemen, exploring our personal interpretations of events shown in tableaus loaded with uncertain ambiguous meaning. This series was inspired by an amazing painting by the 15th century artist 
    Hieronymus Bosch called 'the conjurer'. 

    Please view my personal work website or contact me if you would like to see more, or if you wish to purchase images you don't see here. I am continually working on my projects but have not actively pursued gallery representation. If you are interested in exhibiting my work or representing me, please do contact me. 
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  • Education

    1989 - 1991

    Salisbury college of art

  • Awards

    2012

    Saatchi art

    2nd in a Saatchi art competition. 'The Watchers' displayed in the Saatchi gallery
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: The Conemen

    Dates: March 13, 2016 - March 20, 2016

    Venue: THE LEVEL 29 ART LAB, Doha, Qatar

    The International New York Times "Art for Tomorrow" conference Qatar

    Set against the stunning backdrop of the Qatari skyline, level 29 of the W Hotel will be transformed into a giant Art Lab during - and beyond - The New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference. An entire floor, laying idle and unused, will be transformed and will feature a collection of interactive, pop-up installations from both local and international artists. We invite all delegates to explore this fascinating hotel-meets-art-meets-installation space from March 13 onwards.

    Event: Shadow exhibition

    Dates: July 11, 2015 - Sept. 11, 2015

    Venue: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen

    My series of double exposure portraits

    Event: The Conemen

    Dates: July 16, 2010 - Aug. 29, 2010

    Venue: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

    Exhibition of The Coneman series

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Education

1989 - 1991

Salisbury college of art


Awards

2012

Saatchi art

2nd in a Saatchi art competition. 'The Watchers' displayed in the Saatchi gallery

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Conemen

Dates: March 13, 2016 - March 20, 2016

Venue: THE LEVEL 29 ART LAB, Doha, Qatar

The International New York Times "Art for Tomorrow" conference Qatar

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Qatari skyline, level 29 of the W Hotel will be transformed into a giant Art Lab during - and beyond - The New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference. An entire floor, laying idle and unused, will be transformed and will feature a collection of interactive, pop-up installations from both local and international artists. We invite all delegates to explore this fascinating hotel-meets-art-meets-installation space from March 13 onwards.

Event: Shadow exhibition

Dates: July 11, 2015 - Sept. 11, 2015

Venue: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen

My series of double exposure portraits

Event: The Conemen

Dates: July 16, 2010 - Aug. 29, 2010

Venue: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Exhibition of The Coneman series

Biography

Born in North East Scotland in 1968 and raised by wolves. Now a photographer living in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 I have a number of projects that I am adding artworks to. One of my main current ongoing project is Shadow -  A series of black and white double exposure nudes. I love to photograph people but adding a 2nd exposure adds an 
unpredictable element that appeals to the creative side of me. It almost feels more like painting at times.

Another ongoing project is Mythoslogos. The ancient Greeks made sense of their world not only by logic but by myth too. They saw it was necessary to view things in these opposite ways in order to have a balanced understanding of their lives. I feel we have moved out of that balance, unconsciously letting go of that mythic element to our lives. As a result we've lost touch with our own personal vision and creativity. We let a dogmatic scientific perspective rule everything, from our dreams to our notions of the spiritual. So in this series I try to reflect on this, creating images that sometimes imagine a world where logic has been usurped by the mythic, or images that mock our need to analyse and break down those parts of our life that we should truly respond to more intuitively.

My other main project is The Conemen, exploring our personal interpretations of events shown in tableaus loaded with uncertain ambiguous meaning. This series was inspired by an amazing painting by the 15th century artist 
Hieronymus Bosch called 'the conjurer'. 

Please view my personal work website or contact me if you would like to see more, or if you wish to purchase images you don't see here. I am continually working on my projects but have not actively pursued gallery representation. If you are interested in exhibiting my work or representing me, please do contact me. 

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