Lawrence Lek (b. 1982, Frankfurt am Main) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. He uses computer-generated images and emerging technologies such as VR to develop digital environments, which he describes as ‘three-dimensional collages of found objects and situations’. By rendering real places within fictional scenarios, his simulations reflect the impact of the virtual on our perception of reality. These frequently incorporate first-person narratives within immersive audio-visual installations to position the viewer at the centre of the world.
Lek studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, the Architectural Association, and the Cooper Union, and is currently pursuing a PhD in machine learning at the Royal College of Art. His recent projects include Nøtel at arebyte Gallery, London and Stroom Den Haag, NL; 2065 at K11 art space, Hong Kong; Geomancer for the Jerwood/FVU Award, UK; Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD) at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, UK; and QE3 for Glasgow International 2016. Lek is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London
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