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Painting (MA)

Laurence Jansen

Laurence Jansen, b.1981 Cheltenham Spa, United Kingdom

Lives and works in London 

On completion of a bachelors BA at Camberwell UAL in 2018, Jansen was selected for the Clyde and Co Art Award that included a year long group show and mentoring programme. 

To further pursue collaboration and exhibition opportunities he took part in the artist-led Turps Off-Site Painters Programme that accompanied his studio practice during 2020/21. 

Recent residencies include PADA, based in Barreiro Portugal during the month of February 2022, which led to the invitation to join the Dida Gallery Residency that took place in Ivory Coast. This was an all expenses paid gallery residency working alongside a great selection of West African artists during the months of May and June. 

During his MA in Painting at the RCA (2023), he was awarded The Basil H. Alkazzi Scholarship Award.

Degree Details

School of Arts & HumanitiesPainting (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Battersea, Painting Building, First and second floors

RCA Studio Shot, painting in progress, green abstract painting, architectural landscape

Jansen’s painting practice explores the gestural and symbolic potential of mark-making. Rendering fluidity and movement through abstraction, he incorporates collected images to create compositions that play with bio-mechanical principles, in relation to architectural landscape and the figurative form. Traversing drawing, photographic field studies, media sources and collage techniques, his process develops an emerging narrative composed of deconstructed elements. These aggregates of signs search for meaning within a struggle, yet also a strong desire for symbiosis between our social and environmental challenges.

Post-human figure deconstructed within an architectural landscape fused with nature
contemporary painting abstract art oil on canvas green wide brush strokes integrated architecture
abstract movement figurative suggestion of metaphysical flux
contemporary abstract painting wide brush strokes thin layers objects composed to insinuate mechanisms
contemporary figurative painting dancer within the city deconstruction of elements
abstract shape with green belt


oil on paper


594 x 420mm
Abstract painting architectural forms colourful layering
abstract shapes blue forms under the sea rigid forms juxtaposed with fluid techniques
abstract recycling machine


oil on canvas


200 x 150cm
Figure departing from a forest surrounded by machines and retro futuristic technologies


Digital collage

The Basil H. Alkazzi Scholarship Award 2022/23