Lauren Bryden (UK, b.1987) is a painter and printmaker whose works reflect the intimacy of everyday life, the process of growing, changing and the desire to capture the ‘search for lost time’.

This new series created for The Curators invites the viewer into familiar interior settings to observe and be observed. Figures reclining, resting, contemplating are layered with one another in the printmaking process, in conversation with one another, ‘tête-à-tête’. This series looks to understand the principles of the gaze and act of painting and viewing figures, with dignity. By placing her own body in layers underneath, through and and over the models bodies, the artist introduces an element of self consciousness and disrupts the gaze. Each original print focuses on the bold yet soft shapes, stance and texture of the figures while embracing the transparency of the technique.