Laura Knox

Statement

My work crosses multiple mediums and blurs the line between; illustration, fine art and design. I like to combine analogue and digital in a lot of my imagery, using my experience in photoshop to stitch my sketches and paint strokes into a final, complete piece. I like to explore and play with different textures and mark-making while developing ideas.
I'm interested in sensitive topics, and I want my work and imagery to encourage conversation about difficult subjects such as sexual assault, body image and disabilities, so that stigma may decline. I think that interpretation of artwork can be such a helpful tool in inspiring your own ideas about such topics, and this is something I will continue to strive for in the future. I am not shy in drawing from my own experiences and feelings so that I can build a connection to what I'm making.

Achievements & Experience

Illustration BA (2:1)

Marketing, photography and logo design for 'BAYKED' - I was commissioned to carry out several creative tasks for a local bakery. I utilised skills learnt through my degree to create designs that embodied the rustic and independent nature of BAYKED. (July 2020)

Portraiture commissions - I've been commissioned multiple times to produce portraits of people in whichever desired style, ranging from realism to abstract. (Various dates from 2015-2020)

Featured Projects:

Spread for my publication 'REFLECT-ING', tackling issues surrounding body image and highlighting body positivity. Oil pastel drawing digitally imposed onto inked paper.

A response to a poem included in my publication touching upon the subject of sexual assault and rape. Using multiple mediums for each image component and then compiled on photoshop for the final image.

Spread for my publication 'REFLECT-ING', tackling issues surrounding body image and highlighting body positivity. Lino cuts printed multiple times on the same newsprint with varying opacity to create a sense of overcrowding and repetition.

One image from a series of pencil drawings made during the lockdown, depicting two women navigating their quarantined lives together.

A still image from a gif made for my publication/ ongoing project: 'GLITCH-ING' aiming to bring awareness to the emotional and physical effects of seizures felt by those suffering with epilepsy. Using collage to illustrate the confusion caused and then glitching the images to reflect the disassociation felt post-seizure.

A response to a poem, included in my publication touching upon the subject of sexual assault and rape. Using multiple mediums for each component and then compiled through photoshop. Typography is used in this piece as text and also as imagery to strengthen the narrative.