Updated: Feb 9, 2021
An interview with London based artist Laura, regarding her custom clothing range and life as an artist.
Laura creates hand-painted pieces that are made to order. Every single design is completely unique and meticulously produced. She works carefully to create each item so that each client receives a one-of-a-kind wearable art piece. Her work can currently be purchased through Instagram or Depop.
"I like to capture movement and fluidity through my psychedelic painting style."
How would you describe your art style?
Entirely abstract but detailed. I like to capture movement and fluidity through my psychedelic painting style.
How did you develop your unique style? It emerged in my foundation year and it’s just continued to develop naturally over the past 7 years.
What made you transition from canvas to clothing? I’ve always had a great interest in fashion, particularly pre-loved vintage clothing and after graduating in Fine Art, I started exploring how I could develop my work beyond the canvas. When I moved to London and no longer had the space to work on large-scale pieces, I found painting clothing was the perfect way to combine these interests and to get my art out in the world so it can be enjoyed on a daily basis.
Do you enjoy collaborating and has it influenced your work? Collaborating so far has been really exciting for me! I’ve done a few collabs on hoodies working with musicians and other creatives. I’ve got some really exciting projects in the pipeline working with clothing designers, combining our styles to create unique one-of-a-kind outfits. I’m looking forward to future collabs as my business grows.
What other mediums have you thought of using? For canvas work I like to use acrylic because it’s bold and the high gloss effect is appealing for my large-scale work. For my clothing I use fabric paint. However, after being inspired by street art, I have started experimenting with spray paint. This creates an interesting contrast between the expressive spray paint and meticulous detail of my painting style.
Who’s your favourite artist at the moment? Currently my favourite artist is Kenny Scharf, I recently discovered his collab with Dior and I was inspired to see a painter working with a high fashion brand. I see similarities between Scharf’s paintings and mine; his work is extremely abstract, using bold colourful blobby shapes to create playful cartoon characters.
"I see fashion as one of the purest expressions of art, it is art lived on a daily basis."
How do you view the art & fashion scenes? To me the art and fashion scenes display many of the same characteristics. I see fashion as one of the purest expressions of art, it is art lived on a daily basis. Creating wearable art has allowed me to present art and fashion as joint forms of expression.