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Print (MA)

Lauren Bevan

Lauren Bevan is an internationally exhibited artist who is London based. She studied her BA Hons Degree in Brighton University in Fine Art, Printmaking. She has recently completed an Art Therapist course at British Association of Art Therapists, London and is soon to graduate from Royal Collage of Art, MA Print.

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Degree Details

Arts & Humanities

Print (MA)

Lauren Bevan’s practice is rooted in the exploration of natural forms and the interplay with the human hand. Her direct approach to challenging materials exposes subtlety of surface through textural expression, line and contrast. Her works have a sculptural quality through the use of geometry and the play of materiality, highlighting tension between structure and fragility.


Lauren recycles excess commercial materials such as perspex and steel providing a canvas for her works and creating three dimensional pieces from discarded objects. The element of trace is integral in Lauren’s work, with the history of making shown through layers of texture and residue. Materials are challenged and variations of depth and tone are built up by exposure to etching and silkscreen processes. 


Lauren uses pigment made from organic matter such as dehydrated berries, coal, chalk and graphite to stain her paper works. This process is applied in layers over a number of days to build up a rich surface. Using techniques such as folding, crumpling and scoring the paper is altered and its materiality questioned.


Lauren’s most recent work explores the Icelandic landscape. Images of rock reveal how gradual sedimentary deposits and abrupt volcanic eruptions form linear fragmented surfaces and natural pattern formations. These are reconstructed as four colour screen prints, the layering of the process echoing the laying down of sediments. 

Moiré — Found Recycled Steel
Moiré — Found Recycled Steel
Moiré — Found Recycled Steel
Moiré — Found Recycled Steel
Moiré — Found Recycled Steel

Exposed to natural processes before being bent and manipulated by hand. The weaved pattern of the metal dictated the direction in which the material was manipulated, creating a new form within an unintended parameter.

Medium:

Found Recycled Steel

Size:

40 x 40cm
Residue — Found Steel Gauze and Plaster
Residue — Found Steel Gauze and Plaster
Residue — Found Steel Gauze and Plaster
Residue — Found Steel Gauze and Plaster

Repurposed excess commercial material, steel dipped in plaster and left to oxidise.

Medium:

Found Steel Gauze and Plaster

Size:

21.0cm x 29.7cm
Submerged — Etched Steel Book
Submerged — Etched Steel Book
Submerged — Etched Steel Book
Submerged — Etched Steel Book
Submerged — Etched Steel Book

‘Submerged’ is an edition of 15 handmade books, made from 4 pieces of etched steel providing physical evidence of the oxidation process. Engraved within the book is a poetic interpretation of text extracted from an academic chemistry textbook exploring the process of rust.


Initial attack occurs, the surface rapidly turns dull.

Once formed it can migrate freely.

4Fe + 3O2 + 6H2O → 4Fe(OH)3

Liberated by this reaction and partially consumed,

Becoming weaker over time.

The longer it’s submerged, the more it breaks away.

A gap is formed that cannot be filled.

Medium:

Etched Steel Book

Size:

A5
Expanded Drawing — Concrete and Plaster
Expanded Drawing — Concrete and Plaster

Expanded drawing of geometric forms using concrete and plaster.

Medium:

Concrete and Plaster

Size:

45cm x 50cm
Processed 2 — Recycled 3mm Perspex, Pigment and Ink
Processed 2 — Recycled 3mm Perspex, Pigment and Ink
Processed 2 — Recycled 3mm Perspex, Pigment and Ink
Processed 2

Processed is one of a series of recycled 3mm perspex. A ruler and scalpel were used to score a grid with varying uniformity. Pigment and ink were mixed and applied to the surface collecting in not only the newly scored grid but also in damage from the materials previous use. What initially appears geometric and mechanical, however looking closer shows substantial human imperfections.

Medium:

Recycled 3mm Perspex

Size:

90cm x 90cm
Folds — Hand Stained Somerset Paper
Folds — Hand Stained Somerset Paper

Folded Somerset paper, hand stained with chalk, graphite, natural ultramarine blue and a small amount of coal. This process is applied in layers over a number of days, the paper is the challenged using techniques such as folding, scoring and sanding to alter the surface.

Medium:

Hand Stained Somerset Paper

Size:

120cm x 74cm
Columnes 1 — Silkscreen Print
Columnes 1 — Silkscreen Print
Columnes 1 — Silkscreen Print. Detail shot

Reynisfjara is a black sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland. Known as Columnes Reynisfjara due to its enormous basalt stacks exposing layers of rock formation.

'Columnes 1' is a 4 colour separation silkscreen print.

Medium:

Silkscreen Print

Size:

102.5cm x 74cm
Columnes 2 — Silkscreen Print
Columnes 2 — Silkscreen Print

Reynisfjara is a black sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland. Known as Columnes Reynisfjara due to its enormous basalt stacks exposing layers of rock formation.

'Columnes 2' is a 4 colour separation silkscreen print.

Medium:

Silkscreen Print

Size:

102.5cm x 74cm
Columnes 3 — Silkscreen Print

Reynisfjara is a black sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland. Known as Columnes Reynisfjara due to its enormous basalt stacks exposing layers of rock formation.

'Columnes 1' is a greyscale 3 colour separation silkscreen print.

Medium:

Silkscreen Print

Size:

102.5cm x 74cm