British Council Collection artist Laura Lancaster talks about the ideas and processes behind her paintings.

Lancaster’s work is about memory and loss. Her paintings take their starting point from found imagery in the form of slides, Polaroid snapshots and photographs, uncovered from a variety of sources including charity shops, flea markets or online bidding websites. Often discarded, ownerless and without sentiment, these pictures are re-awakened by Lancaster on canvas and enlarged as part of the process of abstraction.