Quick fire feature with Lauren Pitson

Quick fire feature with Lauren Pitson

What's your name?

Lauren Pitson

Where are you from?

Swansea, Wales

What is your craft?

Photography, although I try to dabble in a few other mediums when I can.

Did you study? If so what and where?

I did, I studied Photography in the Arts at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

What inspires you to create?

It differs depending on the piece. Sometimes it could be driven from a film or an experience I’ve had. But I do like to work a lot from impulse.

If you had the opportunity to undergo the project of a lifetime. What would you do?

I would love to be able to curate an exhibition out of the UK. I really enjoy getting involved with every aspect of the final piece so being able to get involved with everything from the bottom up would be a dream.

What artists are you loving at the moment?

I’ve always been a big fan of Daisuke Yokota, he focuses a lot on rephotographing and reprocessing which Is something our work has in common. Francisco Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’ are also a big inspiration to my work.

Do you put meaning behind your art work or do you strive for a style and type of look?

It definitely depends on the piece I’m working on. Sometimes it can be driven from conceptual ideas and a body of work I’ve been researching for a while. But I also really enjoy making work impulsively and irrationally.

What are some themes you have worked with in the past?

I’ve focused a lot on the parallels between melancholia, memory, form and existence. My work combines multiple processes in order to fabricate abstractions or foreign bodies.

Do you prefer to work with digital or analogue?

I really enjoy intertwining the two. I work a lot with reprocessing digital data with film and then experimenting with darkroom processes. But the majority of my work is digital.

Do you have any upcoming projects we should be keeping an eye out for?

I’ve been working on a few new zine ideas and my current project titled ‘Hysteria’ which delves into the ideas of being in a constant state of torment. But these are still a work in progress.

Go follow Lauren’s Instagram for updates on her work and projects she is working on.

Thanks again for answering these questions Lauren and for letting us feature you and your work!

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