Born London, England 1978
Lives & works in London

Jamie Lau’s practice uses photography, video, installation and sculpture, to explore ideas concerning mortality. His work often creates a play between light and dark and physical and reflected space to create an anticipatory symbolism. He is interested in the passage towards a ‘decisive moment’ within narratives, and the drama and uncertainty of what is to follow, concerned with the unresolved period of specific space and time, where events are yet to fully conclude. Inspired by stories found through literature, religion, personal history and the media, his working process involves an allegorical reworking of this source material. To date passages from Dantes’s Inferno, the third day of Genesis, the rescue of the Chilean Miners and the earthquake destruction of Christchurch’s Cathedral have been key triggers for Lau’s work.

Education

MA Fine Art Sculpture, The Slade School of Fine Art
2009 – 2012

BA (Hons) Critical Fine Art Practice, University of Brighton - First Class
1998 – 2001

Residencies & Awards

Anthology Prize, selected for the Anthology show of ten finalists
2012

MA Stars Axisweb, selected by Matt Roberts
2012

AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council)
2009

Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
2010

Contact

t +44(0)7976520992
mail@jamielau.co.uk
www.jamielau.co.uk