Michael Lawton is an artist who works with painting and writing. Use abstraction to narrate verbal, lived or speculative moments; the instant when the phosphorescent ash cloud solidified around the city of Pompeii, for example, or the moment when our distant ancestors dragged themselves from the primitive swamp 3,800 million years ago. Write about the same moments in which the sensory seizes the brain, sometimes inventing or exchanging languages to do it, putting these texts in alternative presentations or future counterfacts.
He has exhibited his paintings recently at 38b Projects (London), SWAB Art Fair (Barcelona), Window Space Gallery (London), Yellow (Varese), Five Years Gallery (London), Addaya Center for Contemporary Art (Mallorca), Sobering Gallery (Paris), Le Cabinete Dentaire (Paris) and Passatge Studio (Barcelona). He has published texts in The Happy Hypocrite, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, The International Journal for Practice and Theory of Creative Writing and The Burning Sand