Laura Keeble is a London based artist whose works often use unconventional materials, many with references to consumerism and the contemporary art market.

Her recent sculpture series interprets familiar, commonly seen objects and global brand logos using reclaimed church stained glass: Starbucks cups, McDonalds happy meals and CCTV cameras are just a few of the objects that she has cut from original antique church windows, made fantastic and divine with this stunning, discarded material. 

Laura Keeble earned immediate attention in 2007 when she parodied Damien Hirst’s “For the love of God”, in which she created a replica using a medical model skull with 6,522 Swarovski crystals and left it in a pile of trash bags. That same year, she built a corporate cemetery, erecting tombstones for brands like Chanel, Nike, and McDonalds. Her sculptures takes these ideas one step further.

Laura Keeble says she had been interested in the use of stained glass and the symbolic significance of sacred and holy relics and objects for some time: “I find the aspect of ‘magical thinking’ a very interesting thought process, that no matter what culture we originate from this thought that an object can have such divine powers as to control a situation externally from itself has thrived for centuries.”

Stained glass was originally used by the church to tell stories of the Bible for parishioners who were unable to read. It was also believed that when the light from the sun shone through those images, they were some how purified and made sacred. “Antique stained glass coming from church windows really gives the idea a weight and authenticity but also discusses the idea of an object having magical, sacred properties. It becomes a relic in its own right,” she says.

“I am interested in creating a pause. A brief moment in time, when a double-take allows for an internal question, a need to assess or understand.
I use symbolism and familiarities of the everyday to question what is dictated to us.” – Laura Keeble

‘The Glass Slippers’ are a wonderful original sculpture by contemporary artist Laura Keeble.

Price: £1250

Original

This impressive piece of 3D art has been hand crafted using antique reclaimed stained glass from church windows & lead.

“I’ve created new glass work using antique stained glass that was reclaimed from religious imagery used in church Windows. I like how this glass is viewed as somehow possessing sacred properties.” – Laura Keeble

Laura Keeble creates art works that explore the ideas of social norms & role of iconic brands and famous logos & symbols within our culture.

In this piece Laura Keeble looks at modern footwear, the trainer, or sneaker as it’s known in the States. Have you ever given any thought to the ever present footwear, trainers, and their evolution? Whether you call them sneakers, trainers, tennis shoes or basketball shoes they are a global obsession worn by billions and found in every corner of the Earth. Today, sneakers are a hugely lucrative juggernaut. In 2012, for instance, Nike’s line of LeBron James sneakers generated $300 million—in the U.S alone. Apparently everybody still wants to be like Mike—so much so that kids get shot over pairs of his namesake sneakers. And the footwear’s infiltration of the fashion world is pretty much complete.

2010

Life Size

‘Lichtenstein Coin Paintings’ are wonderful original paintings on pennies by contemporary artist Laura Keeble.

Price: £600 Unframed

Original

These stunning pieces of art are enamel painted on two pence pieces.

Laura Keeble has done several Treasure Hunts in her home town of Southend on Sea as well as in London with her fantastic coin collections.

Laura Keeble paints iconic images & pieces of art onto two pence’s & tweets the road names where she has hidden them to her followers to find.

In this collection of sixteen pennies Laura Keeble paints Lichtenstein’s distinct comic strip style of art from the Pop Art movement.

2016

Life Size

‘Warhol Coin Paintings’ are sublime original paintings on pennies by contemporary artist Laura Keeble.

Price: £350 Unframed

Original

These beautiful pieces of art are enamel painted on two pence pieces.

Laura Keeble has done several Treasure Hunts in her home town of Southend on Sea as well as in London with her fantastic coin collections.

Laura Keeble paints iconic images & pieces of art onto two pence’s & tweets the road names where she has hidden them to her followers to find.

In this collection of four pennies Laura Keeble paints Andy Warhol’s iconic screenprints of Marilyn Monroe from the Pop Art movement.

2016

Life Size

‘Pandora’s Box – Bargain Bucket’ is a striking original sculpture by contemporary artist Laura Keeble.

Price: £2200

Original

This impressive piece of 3D art has been hand crafted using antique reclaimed stained glass from church windows & lead.

Laura Keeble says she had been interested in the use of stained glass and the symbolic significance of sacred and holy relics and objects for some time: “I find the aspect of ‘magical thinking’ a very interesting thought process, that no matter what culture we originate from this thought that an object can have such divine powers as to control a situation externally from itself has thrived for centuries.”

Laura Keeble creates art works that explore the ideas of social norms & role of iconic brands and famous logos & symbols within our culture.

In this piece Laura Keeble takes on KFC, one of the best-known fast food restaurant nationwide.

2016

Life Size

‘Forgive Us Our Sins’ is an exquisite original sculpture by contemporary artist Laura Keeble.

Price: £1200

Original

This impressive piece of 3D art has been hand crafted using antique reclaimed stained glass from church windows & lead.

Laura Keeble says she had been interested in the use of stained glass and the symbolic significance of sacred and holy relics and objects for some time: “I find the aspect of ‘magical thinking’ a very interesting thought process, that no matter what culture we originate from this thought that an object can have such divine powers as to control a situation externally from itself has thrived for centuries.”

Laura Keeble creates art works that explore the ideas of social norms & role of iconic brands and famous logos & symbols within our culture.

In this piece Laura Keeble examines Starbucks, one of the best-known coffee shops nationwide.

2011

Life Size

‘Icon IV – Coca Cola’ is a fantastic original sculpture by contemporary artist Laura Keeble.

Price: £2800

Original

This amazing piece of 3D art has been hand crafted using antique reclaimed stained glass from church windows & lead.

“I’ve created new glass work using antique stained glass that was reclaimed from religious imagery used in church Windows. I like how this glass is viewed as somehow possessing sacred properties.” – Laura Keeble

Laura Keeble creates art works that explore the ideas of social norms & role of iconic brands and famous logos & symbols within our culture.

In this piece Laura Keeble tackles the instantly recognizable Coke glass bottle. The distinctive curved bottle that we all know today was designed due to the original straight-sided coca-cola bottle becoming easily confused with ‘copycat’ brands. Glass manufacturers were approached to come up with a unique bottle design & The Root Glass Company of Terre Haute, Indiana, designed with the famous contour shape, which won enthusiastic approval from Coca‑Cola in 1915 and was introduced in 1916.

2012

60x25x25cm

‘Icon I – Coco Chanel’ is a glorious original sculpture by contemporary artist Laura Keeble.

ON RESERVE

Original

This amazing piece of 3D art has been hand crafted using antique reclaimed stained glass from church windows & lead.

“I’ve created new glass work using antique stained glass that was reclaimed from religious imagery used in church Windows. I like how this glass is viewed as somehow possessing sacred properties.” – Laura Keeble

Laura Keeble creates art works that explore the ideas of social norms & role of iconic brands and famous logos & symbols within our culture.

In this piece Laura Keeble tackles the instantly recognizable Chanel logo. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel designed the now-infamous logo for the house of fashion in 1925.

Coco Chanel is widely regarded as the greatest fashion designer who ever lived, thus making the name of Chanel iconic.

2010

60x32x14cm