Louise Lawton

Going Nowhere
Louise Lawton
Louise Lawton

Louise Lawton was born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands in 1979. She studied Art Foundation at Middlesex University and went on to graduate from Wimbledon School of Art with a BA Hons. in painting in 2001. She currently resides between Guernsey and Portugal.

Louise is renowned for her stark monochrome paintings of figures and crowd formations seen from elevated perspectives. The paintings are on board, which is prepared with a gesso base, onto which she draws with compressed charcoal.

There is a theatricality about the work that reminds one of Beckett, the overriding sense of waiting, of tension created by silence, contradicted by endless repetitive movement of crowds, ultimately going nowhere.
Looking at these figures from a raised viewpoint led the artist to go higher and her work has broadened to include whole cityscapes of places such as London and New York. On occasions she has also turned the viewpoint on its head and the audience is forced to look at the city and figures from the ground up wards or even through a letterbox-type window.

She joined Quantum Contemporary Art in 2016, since when we have shown her work in London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Days Like These IV

Days Like These IV

Days Like These IV
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 28 x 28 ins (70 x 70 cm)
  • £ Please enquire
Days Like These IV
Days Like These IV
Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere

Going Nowhere
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Going Nowhere
Going Nowhere
Kings Road 10

Kings Road 10

Kings Road 10
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Kings Road 10
Kings Road 10
Kings Road 11

Kings Road 11

Kings Road 11
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Kings Road 11
Kings Road 11
Pairs II

Pairs II

Pairs II
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 28 x 28 ins (70 x 70 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Pairs II
Pairs II
Days Like These II

Days Like These II

Days Like These II
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 12 x 14 ins ( 30 x 35 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Days Like These II
Days Like These II
Days Like These III

Days Like These III

Days Like These III
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 12 x 18 ins ( 30 x 45 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Days Like These III
Days Like These III
Timelessness

Timelessness

Timelessness
  • Oil on gesso panel
  • 22 x 22 ins (56 x 56 cm)
  • £ SOLD
Timelessness
Timelessness