Often compared to some of the world's greatest draughtmans, Laura Jordan's ability to put pen to paper and map out complex, yet aesthetically pleasing and stimulating cityscapes, is pure creative genius. Her fascination with society, in particular the issue of class in poorer urban living environments is the stimulus of her creativity that subsequently has led to the depiction of the world's major cities. Nestled into the narrative of each piece Laura's work features thought provoking social commentary in the stories; usually of events and policies within the city she is depicting.
Laura studied graphic design and editorial illustration at the London collage of Communication. She graduated in 2007.
Laura was born in 1984 and grew up in Haslemere Surrey.
She moved to London in 2004 to study and after graduating continued to live and work in East London.
10 minutes with the artist.........
Favourite city? Hong Kong
Favourite food? Anything Spicy
Favourite Artists? Duane Hanson, Ron Mueck, Arnau Alemany, Gods Own Junkyard.... to name a few
What inspires you? Urban spaces, people and the way they interact with the space. Juxtapositions and contrasts. Colours shapes and movement. I'm always inspired by the way a city has been constructed and built up.
What do you do when you are not working? Walking my two crazy dogs, exercising (running mostly) Watching films and boxsets, enjoying spending time with family. Visiting new cities and towns and eating and drinking out.
If you weren't an Artist what would you be? I can't imagine being or doing anything else so I think any path would of led me to being an artist.
If you were stuck on a desert Island what three items would you take?
My tempur pillow, a pen knife, and a lighter