lauren mele


Location: London, UK

I am an artist working and living in London with a keen passion for traveling, colour and cooking. I moved a lot growing up and I am inspired by new environments and am never without a camera and a notebook. I completed my BFA in the US at The Art Institute of Boston and my MA in the UK at the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. I worked in the arts for a couple of years after my MA and more recently have decided to work exclusively as an artist, my goal is to find representation in the UK by the end of 2013.
My work aims to evoke a visceral experience through light, colour and geometry. I use photography as a departure and develop my vision gradually. the idea of the 'snapshot' is significant for me because it suggests a simple moment in time, not necessarily important or monumental but quick and unexpected. I would like to think of the oil paintings and photographs as a culmination of thought and experience.