Laurie Vincent, guitarist and one half of primal rock duo Slaves, has announced the first official solo gallery showing of his artwork at Flaubert Gallery during this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, opening on 4 August.
“This exhibition will be a collection of work since I started painting,” says Vincent. “Including brand new unseen pieces and some collaborative paintings I did with my studio partner Daisy Paris.
“It’s my first gallery
show in Edinburgh,
one of my favourite
“It’s my first gallery show in Edinburgh, one of my favourite cities,” he adds.
This will be the first time the rising artist’s work has been on public sale.
Drawing and painting from a very young age, Vincent has gone on to develop a distinctive style.
Inspired by the post-modernism of Andy Warhol, the street art of Basquiat, the expressive, political work of Keith Haring and the anarchic, DIY ethos of Raymond Pettibon, Laurie’s art has been adorning Slaves flyers and releases since the band formed, being the creative vision behind all of the bands striking artwork.
This first gallery exhibition comes after his successful debut solo pop-up show at Londons Amersham Arms earlier this year, and a recent group showing at London’s W hotel in Leicester Square. Last year Vincent exhibited as part of a group showing alongside members of Genghar, Alt-J and Bombay Bicycle Club, who each displayed their own art at Hackney Downs Studios.
Slaves are one of the most exciting bands in the UK right now. Their debut album, Are You Satisfied? smashed into the UK top ten on its release, earned them various award nods – including Mercury Prize Nomination, a Kerrang! Award and an NME Award.
They’ve recently collaborated with Chase & Status on their single Control, and are working on new material for their second album.
The showing includes a private view on 4 August at 6-9pm and will be open to the public 5-17 August onwards at Flaubert Gallery, 74 St Stephen St, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.