"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent van Gogh
Poole was born in London in 1963 and now lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex. He was educated at Croydon College of Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, Sussex College, and the University of Brighton.
His career spans photography, interior and lighting design, product design, graphics, painting and sculpture - often blurring the parameters of these different disciplines. He is also an accomplished model maker, regarding scale models as a crucial phase in prototype and ideas development.
Poole often uses 'found' objects in his sculptures, explaining "assemblage sculptures often have a lengthy gestation period, involving periods of research and epic sourcing quests, followed by the all-important assemblage arrangement itself...the pursuit of a mesmeric aesthetic." Each sculpture is unique, featuring a mixture of unusual colourful and charming artefacts. They include everyday products such as postage stamps, toy cars and vintage film cameras - items that evoke a compelling nostalgia. The qualities that make his sculptures particularly distinctive and captivating are his witty comments on familiar objects expressed in sophisticated colour compositions.
Note: Laurence Poole will be happy to accept commissions. Kindly contact Themes & Variations for further information.