Laurent is a Belgian-born sculptor and mixed media artist working in St Ives, Cornwall. His work explores life, death, mysticism and delves into both the ancient and natural world.

Artist's CV

Laurent Sykes was born in 1972.

Working as a builder and carpenter around Cornwall, Laurent is constantly inspired by objects he finds around building sites. From offcuts of wood, concrete and items others would regard as junk, he sees shape, form and beauty in each piece.

A strong theme running through Laurent’s work is the image of skulls. From a young age, he has been drawn to the cyclical process of life and uses his art practice to explore the subversion of death through the means of decorating and incorporating skulls into his sculptural pieces.