Laurence Sturla’s visual language of his ceramic sculptures are part industrial, mechanical, part engine, part architecture. They draw heavily from Sturla’s upbringing in Swindon, once part of the thriving industrial revolution in England, but now one of many English towns lined with empty factories. Sturla’s post-industrialist machines illustrate the fallacy between technological precision and our (in)ability to recall and visually digest space, function or logic.
Works from this artist
Laurence Sturla was born in 1992 in Swindon, United Kingdom. He now lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Laurence Sturla’s work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including: The Purloined Masterpiece. Images as Time Machines, Gemäldegalerie, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna (2022); The other side of the door, Purgal Delicatessen, Berlin (2022); Staying in Trouble, Carbon 12, Dubai (2022); Through tongue and soil, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna (2021); Stone Dreams, Loggialoggialoggia, Munich (2021); PK // K, Haus Wien, Vienna (2021); Drawings, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna (2021); NOI, Museion, Bolzano (2019)
The other side of the door
Curated by Rebecca Ackroyd
Zoe Barcza, Sean Steadman, Laurence Sturla
Purgal Delicatessen, Berlin
April 28 – May 1, 2022