“The teen art prodigy painting scathing critiques of Brexit, and battling stigmas of mental illness in his brushstrokes” - Wonderland Magazine
“One of the most promising fine artists of the moment” - Hunger Magazine
“Immediately caught our attention with his impeccable receptivity for colour, fragmented appreciation for texture as well as an overall abstract approach to mixed media” - Dansk Magazine
“One thing is certain, power is in the hands of the painter” - British GQ
Lawrence Perry is a nineteen year old artist based in East London. His multimedia practice spans across painting, sculpture, videography and music. Currently studying at the Slade School of Fine Art, Lawrence Perry is building a reputation for himself on the London art scene with his abstract paintings on Brexit and mental health gaining press attention.
Perry’s work digests the twists and turns of young adulthood, whilst simultaneously flaunting the freedom of consciousness it brings him. Learning a lesson or experiencing a moment through each painting, Lawrence ties his surreal expressionist style to his relationships, memories and philosophies. Diagnosed with ADHD, Perry strives to be a success story of the condition, mindfully processing his racing mind through his painting.
Behind his “scallywag” facade, Perry reveals his thirst for understanding with reels of art history, filmography, literature and politics hiding themselves emblematically in his work. Lawrence works closely with musicians, doing album covers, shooting music videos for new star Jimothy Lacoste and selling paintings to mod legends like Paul Weller of The Jam.
Best known for his recent painting series in association with The Mental Heath Foundation for Mental Health Awareness Week, “Merely A Dream” focused on the seven pillars of mental health that have affected both Lawrence and his art: Addiction, ADHD, relationships, anxiety, body image, synaesthesia and social media.