who is figgis

Laurence Figgis, Self Portrait (nervously drawing), 2015 crayon on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm, ©Laurence Figgis


Laurence Figgis is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. He makes paintings that ‘tell stories’ alongside works of poetry, fiction and art-writing.  He has previously exhibited work both locally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions and has shared his writing through a number of publications as well as through live public readings. In addition to this, he also conducts research into art-writing practice, narrative painting, cinema and literary fiction.


Laurence Figgis, The Great Macguffin (detail), 2005/2012, ink, crayon, gouache, watercolour on paper, 150 x 350 cm, ©Laurence Figgis


Laurence Figgis, Foot (red and green), 2015, crayon on paper, 29.7 x 21 cm, ©Laurence Figgis


Laurence Figgis, The Goddess of Land Services, 2017, dye-sublimation print on canvas, 118 x 168 cm, photograph by Alan Dimmick, ©A Dimmick, ©Laurence Figgis


Laurence Figgis, Costume for Styrene, 2017, acrylic paint on canvas, 200 x 141 cm, photographed by Alan Dimmick, ©A Dimmick, ©Laurence Figgis







Thanks to Patricia DeVries of deFreeze for her consultation and advice.