Surrealist Painter

Laura Erviti Estruch
b.1990, Barcelona
Lives and works in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Studies

2020-2022 MA Fine Art Digital (Distinction), Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

2019- London Academy of Representational Art, Portrait and Figure Painting, London UK

2018-2019 MA Professionalisation of the Emerging Artist, NODE Centre, Berlin

2010 – 2014 BA Fine Arts, University of Barcelona

Awards

2022- Winner of the Prize Central Saint Martins, Final Year Art Student Project, London UK

2022- 2nd Prize of the Artivist Contest at Mockingbird Press, Bristol UK

2022- Shortlisted for the Cass Art Prize, Innovative Use of Materials, London UK

2022- Longlisted for the Visual Art Open Prize, Visual Artists Association Award, London UK

Laura Erviti (Barcelona,1990) is a contemporary surrealist painter and environmental artivist. Having studied in Barcelona, Berlin and London, she focuses her creative practice on painting canvas and murals that absorb CO2. Sensations and emotions unfold organically in her compositions, blending dreams, environmentalism, and activism.

Laura Erviti is a Bristol-based contemporary Surrealist Painter who seamlessly blends the imagery of her dreams with environmental artivism. Her dedication to researching solutions for the climate emergency, along with her deep connection to the subconscious mind, has led to a mesmerizing blend of the real and surreal.

As a child of psychoanalyst parents, Laura grew up surrounded by conversations about the human psyche, which sparked her interest in exploring the world of dreams. She writes them down in dream notebooks, where she uncovers the hidden parts of the human psyche, from joy and wonder to fear and unease. Sensations and emotions unfold organically in her compositions, creating a compelling visual narrative that talks about the present and future through oneiric metaphors.

Laura paints with Graphenstone, a carbon-capturing paint made of graphene and limestone, to create murals and paintings that are capable of absorbing significant quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere.

She is now making her own natural handmade oil paints to combine with Graphenstone in her studio paintings. Mixing natural color pigments and walnut oil provided by Pinturas Mir

This 2024 she is starting her third partnership with Precious Plastic, who will create her Plastic Canvas, made from plastic rescued from the ocean. 

These innovative partnerships between the artist and the eco-friendly brands transform her artistic practice from being solely environmental commentaries into a direct action against the climate emergency.

Mural

  • ‘Baco’s Hands’, Mural Jam Bcn, Masnou, 2023
  • ‘Tidal Waves’, Paredes Mural Festival, Valencia, 2023
  • ‘Gemini’s Nebula’, Unicornfest, Bristol, 2023
  • ‘Stronger Together’, People’s Republic of Stokes Croft, Bristol, 2022
  • ‘Literal’, Bristol Pride Festival, Bristol. 2022
  • ‘Climate Crisis is here, please panic, thanks’, Cheltenham Paint Festival, Cheltenham. 2022
  • ‘Sweet Bristol’, Bristol Sweetmart, Bristol, 2022
  • ‘Safety’, Upfest Street Art Festival, Bristol, 2022
  • ‘Wildling’ , Centrespace Gallery, Bristol Mural Collective Jam, Bristol, 2022
  • ‘Gat’, with Bristol Mural Collective Jam, Bristol, 2022
  • ‘Birds of Paradise’, Create Art Centre, Bristol Mural Collective Jam, Bristol, 2022
  • ‘Melting point, strawberry’, Spike Island, Bristol Mural Collective Jam, Bristol, 2021
  • ‘Kingfisher’, Black Swan, Bristol Mural Collective Jam, Bristol, 2021
  • ‘Transfeminist Artivism’, International Women’s Strike Collaborative Wall, with Bristol Sisterhood, Bristol, 2021
  • ‘Ego Trip’, Majara Collective Mural Jam, Manresa. 2015

Exhibitions

  • ‘ArtHouse 16’, Milton Keynes, London, 2022
  • ‘Bookmark’, The Bluecoat Library, Liverpool, 2022
  • ‘The Show’, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London, 2022
  • ‘Upfest 2022’, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, 2022
  • ‘Field’, Carton Exhibition Space, Group show, London, 2022
  • ‘Purrsistence’, Carton Exhibition Space, London, 2022
  • ‘Merch’, Lethaby Gallery, London, 2022
  • ‘Circular’, Raum Gallery, London, 2021
  • ‘Christmas’ , 212 Productions Gallery, Bristol, 2021
  • ‘Language-Art Project’, University of the Arts London, London, 2021
  • ‘Background Bob’, Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, 2021
  • ‘BS5 Arts Trail’, Exhibition and Art Fair, Pennywell Studios, Bristol, 2021
  • ‘Creators Market’, Exhibition and Art Fair, Strange Brew, Bristol, 2021
  • ‘Cut, Spray, and Pray’, Studio 4 Korp Gallery, Group show, Peterborough, 2020
  • ‘NIU’, Atelier Güell, Group show, Barcelona, 2015