Born in the South of France, educated in Paris and Britain, LAC’s (Laurence Causse-Parsley) first solo exhibition took place in India in 2003. After 10 years in Asia, she came back to London. As she shuttles between countries and cultures, LAC gives herself the freedom to select materials from changing contexts, the result being a very distinctive style best described as dense, rich, evocative and evolving.
Part of the Make Space Studios’ and of the Artists’ Pool, LAC has been involved in many group exhibitions in London and Edinburgh, while Montpellier, in France, hosted her 2018 solo show. LAC ‘s works is part of numerous private and galleries collections, in Britain, in Europe and internationally as far as Japan where she was an artist in residence (Kyoto) in April 2016. She just completed a commission for a collector in India.
For the past three years, she has been working on developing a consistent body of work inspired by her immediate environment, London, as the embodiment of all the cities in permanent flux she lived in, visited or imagined. To LAC’s eyes, the everyday world is an uninterrupted source of inspiration. A simple bus ride between home and her studio becomes an opportunity to mentally collect lines, shapes, colours, and perspectives as the material for future painting. The unseen and the unsung, the rust on a pillar, a flaking wall, layers of torn and washed down posters on a wall grab her attention, reappearing as a touch of nostalgia in her work.
My project is too share with visitors the experience of being an artist and an inhabitant of a major urban space in the 21st century.
My paintings are a daily diary of the urban life. They express the beauty of the unsung and the unseen, the energy of the permanent regeneration of big cities, not of traditional landmarks.
Expressionist more than figurative, they offer a space where the viewers and the artists can meet, and where the viewers can project his/her own experience of urban life. They can be on canvas or overflow the canvas on studio tables, chairs, which become unique art pieces...Hence the Urban series is multi dimensional and would spread on walls and in the room space.