Laure Prouvost

Untitled, 2017


Laure Prouvost
Untitled, 2017
Digital print with embossed plate
Edition of 100
30 x 24.5 cm
Signed and numbered on recto

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About the artwork

Laure Prouvost’s limited edition print features one of the artist’s signature pink bottom paintings. Many of Prouvost’s film and installation works center on the character of her lost ‘grandfather’, a fictional fellow artist who "didn't really like conceptual art – he liked making bottoms".

Known for her immersive and mixed-media installations that combine film and installation in humorous and idiosyncratic ways, Prouvost’s work addresses miscommunication and moments lost in translation. Playing with language as a tool for the imagination, Prouvost is interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images and meaning.

About the artist

Laure Prouvost (b. 1978, Croix, France) lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium. Solo exhibitions have recently been staged at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2017); Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland (2016); Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy (2016); Museum Für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt Am Main, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China (2016); Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2015); New Museum, New York, NY, USA (2014); Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, Mexico (2014); Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2013); Tate Britain, London, UK (2013); The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK (2012); and Flat Time House, London, UK (2011). The artist won the Turner Prize in 2013.

Laure Prouvost is represented by Lisson Gallery, London and New York; carlier | gebauer, Berlin, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

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