Paul & Laura have just completed one of their most challenging projects to date. Created for their Turkish client, the wax portraits portray two workmen accidentally falling through the ceiling in the private collection at the Istanbul Modern Art Museum. The works are animatronic and can swing to-and-fro at the flick of a switch. The only consolation for the desperate pair is they have the most amazing view of the Bosphorus.
This sculpture challenges the identity of celebrity, by using the iconic image of Lewis Hamilton and faithfully recreating his biometrics. Although for most people the immediate familiarity has been lost, by enlarging the scale by six times, fragmenting the portrait and disguising its originality (the seam lines suggest a plaster cast taken from part of an ancient monument). A degree of contemplation is inevitably required to fully understand this piece. (Material: Plaster)
Paul and Laura have recently become members of the London Group having been nominated for membership in 2009 by their long-time friend and fellow sculptor Professor Eric Moody.
Paul and Laura are very excited about becoming members of the London Group as this gives them the opportunity to exhibit there own work on a regular basis. They participated in the London Group last annual exhibition, exhibiting a new piece of work called ‘Lewis’ that explored the physical dynamics of celebrity recognition and scale.
Paul and Laura are the first joint members of the London Group representing the recognition of artists that permanently work in collaboration. The London Group is made up of over 80 artists’ painters, sculptors, photographers, video and installation artists etc. which makes for interesting and diverse exhibitions: www.thelondongroup.com