Laurence Owen (b. 1984, Gloucester, UK) lives and works in London after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Royal Academy Schools, London in 2015 and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall. Owens’ work is symptomatic of a culture where everything and nothing is being absorbed on a daily basis. It is a response to our analogue and digital spaces becoming amalgamated in the flow of out / inpouring data until the differentiation between the two gets confused. These pieces are mimetic objects that mirror his experience of being subjugated to receiving the amalgam of biochemical and synthetic data all at once. They can be as nonsensical as the surging mass of information that form them; they become their own things born out of other things. The work assumes “worldbuilding”, where the blending of material and semiotic removes boundaries between subject and environment, persona or topos. It provokes collapse between usually distant fields like biography and technology, fact and fiction, private and public in a continuous flux of exchange. Recent solo exhibitions include those at Zabludowicz Collection, London (2020); Lychee One, London (2020); Galerie PCP, Paris (2018); and Evelyn Yard, London (2016). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including: John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2021); Assembly Points: Bridget Mullen, Laurence Owen, Vanessa da Silva, Public Gallery, London (2021); Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi, Somerset House, London (2020), Drawing Biennial, The Drawing Room, London (2019), Moly Sabata, Art O Rama, Marseille (2018); Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (2018); Absent Bodies, OSL Contemporary, Oslo (2017) and John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2016).