Laure Prouvost, ‘It calms us both - 1’, 2013, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica

About Laure Prouvost

The Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost is known for her lush, immersive films and mixed-media installations. Interested in confounding linear narratives and expected associations among words, images, and meaning, she has said that in her works “fiction and reality get really tangled.” At once seductive and jarring, her films are composed of a rich, almost tactile assortment of pictures, sounds, and spoken and written phrases, which appear and disappear in quick, flashing cuts. These are often shown nestled into installations filled with a dizzying assortment of found objects, sculptures, paintings, drawings, furniture, signs, and architectural assemblages, based on the themes and imagery in her films. Prouvost does not allow for passive viewing. Through her work, she often addresses viewers directly, pulling them into her unruly, imaginative visions.

French, b. 1978, Lille, France, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Art Basel, Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona
Laure Prouvost: For Forgetting, New Museum, New York