Born in 1973 in Chicago, USA, Matthew Laurence is a contemporary artist working and residing in Singapore. Laurence is trained in fine art and art education, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. His artistic practice, and the formalistic qualities within his work, reflect a metamodernist sensibility. He examines contemporary concepts and techniques using photographic images, further incorporating various media such as painting, drawing, graphic design, airbrush, and printmaking.
He is best known for his works on canvas, which intertwine photographic visual imagery and assorted mixed media techniques. These works examine the human condition and the impact of the human footprint on various ecosystems. Anchored to a conceptual foundation, this robust visual language articulates notions of surrealism, wistfulness, and old verses made new—recurring themes found in his work.
Having spent over 20 years in the field of fine art and art education while living in North America, Europe, and Asia, Laurence has developed a profound visual vocabulary to support his work. Apart from participating in solo and group exhibitions within the USA, Canada, Germany, and Singapore, this American artist has also been featured in national and international collections.