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Lockdown Hair, Unkempt Self Portrait 1, 2021, Oil on board, 31x50cm

"Plant’s self-portraits in lockdown perceptively capture the confusion, chaos, loss and humility we’ve experienced living with a pandemic.  There’s something relatable and beautifully tragic about the artist’s gaze, inviting you into his story and perhaps, a resignation that this is our new normality.  How do we connect, read faces, create intimacy in a time of visual obscurity?  In Plant’s case, his storytelling is all in those eyes."

Helen Davies, Culture Director Arts Organisation Bristol & Co-CEO of Inbetweentime.co.uk

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'Work From Home 5'

From the 'WFH Series' 2020-21

soft pastel on Ingres paper

70x50cm

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'Social Networking'

From the Lockdown Series 2020-21

charcoal and pastel on paper

84x60cm

 

"EXACTITUDE IS THE CONFUSION OF FAMILIAR THINGS. ART IS CREATING THINGS ONE IS UNFAMILIAR WITH."

Constantin Brancusi

"THE MOST DIFFICULT THING TO DO

IS WHAT'S MOST FAMILIAR."

Alberto Giacometti

LAURIE PLANT

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