Laura Obon makes abstract collages out of paper. She is interested in the concept of seeing Art as a tool, described in the book written by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong Art as Therapy.
Obon recently had a solo exhibition at Studio 73 and participated in group shows at Islington Art Factory and The Old Biscuit Factory. She was also part of the Art of Caring exhibition at St Pancras Hospital, was selected by Leyden Gallery for the Platform for Emerging Arts 17 and exhibited her work at the Winter Salon Exhibition at Rye Creative Centre.
While undertaking a BA in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, Obon completed two public commissions at the Rotherham Hospital and the Northen General Hospital. In 2006 she had her first solo exhibition, at the Yorkshire Art Space, which was reviewed by Robert Clark in the Weekend Guardian. She moved to London to undertake an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts. In the following years, she participated in group exhibitions in Korea, Spain, and Los Angeles.
Obon grew up in Tenerife and emigrated to the UK in 1998. She lives in London, where she develops her career as an artist and works as an Art Teacher.