Lawrence’s work as a solo artist and as part of the creative studio and artist collective Hoick has become known for a tendency to marry painstaking application and wry observation. Lawrence works across a range of media including monotype, linocut, installation and performance to articulate his métier, frequently blurring lines between them. Whether creating new prints by tearing up others that have gone unsold or recreating Jannis Kounellis’ Tragedia Civile (1975) from chip packets, Lawrence’s interventions seek to locate the true value—and origin—of both an artwork and its maker. Lawrence lives and works in Cape Town.

Solo exhibitions

2019, Further Prototypes, SMITH, Cape Town

2018, Amateur Hour, FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg

2017, Another Helping, SMITH, Cape Town

2016, Look Busy, SMITH, Cape Town


2019, July – September, Artist-in-residence, Open 24 Hours, Cape Town, ZA

2019, June, Artist-in-residence, Krone MCC & Twee Jonge Gezellen Wine Estate, Tulbagh, ZA

Selected collections

National Art Bank, South Africa

ABSA Bank Art Collection

Katrine Harries Print Cabinet, University of Cape Town, South Africa