Browns East | Future. Seduction. Icons

30 DEC 2020 12:00 AM
21 Club Row, Shoreditch (E2 7EY)
Browns East | Future. Seduction. Icons - Lot 14, Jonathan Lawes, Downtown 02
Browns East | Future. Seduction. Icons - Lot 14, Jonathan Lawes, Downtown 02

14. Jonathan Lawes

Downtown 02

Signed (lower right): dated (on the reverse)
Unique screen print on 300gsm Somerset Satin paper
70 x 50 cm.
May 2020
This work is unique



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Artwork Details

Working from his studio in South East London, Jonathan Lawes uses paper stencils to create multilayered unique screen prints.

Jonathan creates prints with a distinctly graphic edge, reflecting his love of geometry, shape, and
pattern. Working in a loose, organic way, abstract compositions are formed and ultimately develop
as his printing process evolves. He has a keen eye for colour and layering techniques, masking some
areas off while revealing flashes of intense colour in others.

His compositions evolve as he is printing; he often returns to a work to add another layer or colour until he feels the composition is complete. In doing so, whilst the construction is a celebration of geometry and pattern, his work conveys a hand finished and organic feel. 

Jonathan Lawes is also exhibiting Tropics 01 and Downtown 01.

BA Hons Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design, Leeds Arts University.
Selected Solo Exhibitions: Colour Uncovered, The New Gallery, Little Rock, USA, 2020. Selected Layers, Whitegrid Gallery, Berlin, Germany 2019. One-Off, Whitgrid Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2017. Skin Deep, Haru Art, London.
Recent Group Exhibitions: Construct, Well Hung - London, 2020.