By the age of four I had lived in South Africa, Portugal and England. I moved to London to attend university,  graduating with a first class Honours Degree in Film. I wrote my dissertation on The External Representation of the Inner Psyche in Visual Art, which resides at the core of all of my work. 


My photography and installation work began as a form of self expression. I started using the medium as a way of illustrating, otherwise intangible, fragments of the inner psyche, which lie beneath the persona.


For much of my work, I use a slow shutter speed, painting with light and colour to create figures that appear to be disfigured by invisible inner forces.


I explore similar themes in my other photography, using surrealism to represent elements of the psyche. 

I exhibited work at the Borough Road gallery in London 


© 2020 by Lauren Thompson