Laure Prouvost | the artist

The artist Laure Prouvost
Born 1978, Lille, France.
Lives and works in London, UK.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video,

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Laure Prouvost
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Laure Prouvost
Laure Prouvost uses the irresistible pull of the narrative tradition within film to seduce and entertain the viewer with witty and mesmerising juxtapositions of text and image. Yet implied storylines are quickly undermined by out-of-context comments and visuals that introduce a surreal dimension to the viewing experience…

Laure Prouvost
Laure Prouvostís idiosyncratic installations at Frieze Art Fair were cacophonous environments centred on domestic objects, film, sound and that often invoked loose narratives based on a single event. Humorous, irreverent, and discordant, these installations included a number of hand-painted signs that purport to instil some order into the situation, but often offer little clarity. Playing with issues of language, translation and authority, or with ideas around space and disorientation, the signs were often funny, sometimes sweet, occasionally straightforward and instructional. Prouvostís signs for Frieze Projects were made in the days preceding the fair as a response to the architecture of the space and the movement of its audience…

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