Laurence Jansen is a London based self taught artist. An avid traveller who has gained a large portion of his insight and inspiration from travelling through Central and South America. He seeks pattern and distortion, movement and sensation in his work to portray his colourful depictions rendered in oil/acrylic on canvas, collage and mixed media. Consistently focusing on abstract and surreal ideals, his recent large pieces show a fusion of past and present studies, woking abstraction and pattern with surreal scenarios that engage the viewer with the human condition of his close subjects. These scenarios often come laced with connotations of contemporary global, emotional and climatic issues.