Laura Beaumont uses the pre-existing media of antiquarian books to explore the dark subtext of human interaction. 

With the aid of a scalpel, she brings to life her own creations by ruthlessly slicing and combining them with the working parts of someone else’s. By a process of deconstruction and reconstruction she creates small vignettes within the pages of old books that are both bizarre and unsettling.

Laura’s personal obsession with creating narrative scenarios in small format combines her boundless love for plastic figurines, her passion for words and her day job in animation. She is an Emmy Award winning animation writer who studied Time Based Media at The Cass London. She has created hundreds of hours of television, written and illustrated lots of books and is a pointless answer on Pointless. 

The centrepiece of her recent solo exhibition - The Secrets of the Cut – was a working train set installation. The stories and characters that were depicted in the trainset could be found within the prints and pieces that surrounded it, either as a continuation, or a pre-cursor. Sometimes dark, sometimes funny but always intriguing.

Enchanting, dark and salacious art. An emotionally charged roller-coaster treasure hunt for adults, plus a train wreck. The show absolutely tickled all my fancies.    

- Valerio Martinez

Funny, sometimes raunchy, but always surprising, Laura’s work is a delight to behold. Like mini vignettes taking place within what is a kind of proscenium arch, the plastic figures often cheekily subvert their quaint titles and turn them on their head. 

- Jane Clinton – Camden New Journal

BAA AWARD

This year she was chosen to create a prize for the British Animation Awards.

Artwork

The Observers Book of British Wild animals

Laura Beaumont Mixed Media Book Sculpture £0

The Water babies Anna and Mr Jones

Laura Beaumont Mixed Media Book Sculpture £0

The Observers Book of Dog

Laura Beaumont Mixed Media Book Sculpture £0

The Observes Book of this Larger British Moths

Laura Beaumont Mixed Media book sculpture £0

Print - The Amazing Marriage

Laura Beaumont Giclee print on Hahnemuhle paper £145
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Print - Wolfgang Spots the Goat

Laura Beaumont Giclee print on Hahnemuhle paper £320
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Print - Looking down on Mr Frobisher

Laura Beaumont Giclee print on Hahnemuhle paper £625
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Credentials

Solo Shows

  • July 2018
    The Secrets of the Cut – Burgh House, Hampstead
  • March 2018
    The Secrets of the Cut – Burgh House, Hampstead
  • October 2017
    The Cut – Gallery Different, Percy St, London
  • January 2017
    Bleed Between the Lines 2 – Burgh House, Hampstead
  • Feburary 2016
    Bleed Between the Lines – Society Club, Soho
  • November 2015
    Bleed Between the Lines – Cob Gallery, Camden Town

Art Fairs, Festivals & Combined Exhibitions

  • October 2016
    All Our Hearts Beat As One – Gallery Different, Percy St, London
  • November 2016
    Edinburgh Art Fair
  • April 2017
    Chelsea Art Fair
  • January 2018
    The Kiss – Gallery Different, Percy Street
  • April 2018
    Fresh Art Fair
  • July 2018
    Henley Festival
  • August 2018
    Gallery Different Summer Showcase, Percy St, London.
  • November 2018
    Edinburgh Art Fair
  • November 2018
    Parallax Art Fair, Manchester
  • March 2019
    Blackwater Gallery, 'The Journey Begins' Group Exhibition, Cardiff, Wales