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Lucie Bennett

Fuchsia Pants, 2012


53(w) x 61(h) cm
20.87(w) x 24.02(h) inches
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Archival print on Hahnemuhle 310 gsm paper

Image size: 50 x 43 cm

Edition of 75
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Lucie Bennett Biography

Lucie Bennett’s work presents potent images of women in varying guises - as haunting sirens, alluring pin-ups and supernatural nymphs - but plays absorbing games with the viewer’s preconceptions of these deceptively familiar archetypes. Bennett’s images are sometimes confrontational, directly challenging the viewer. At other times, her women are elusive, oblivious to the viewer’s gaze, seemingly existing in an other-worldly space beyond the surface of the paint.

After a while out of the limelight, in autumn 2011 Bennett showed her new body of work in a solo show at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London. Having always focused on the female form, she takes these new works one step further and looks beyond the surface to the organic forms of the body's interior, using botanical references to merge images of plant and human anatomy. Eyestorm have four screenprints from this series available.

Bennett gained a BA from Manchester Metropolitan University in Interactive Arts, graduating in 1997. She also studied at L’Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes in France. Solo shows have been at Drella Gallery (2009), Opus Gallery (2006), Eyestorm Gallery (2005), The Gallery on Cork Street (2004), and at Space Gallery (2003). Spring 2009 saw her exhibiting at the prestigious Armory Fair in New York for the third year running. Bennett has also featured in a number of group exhibitions including RCA Secrets at The Royal College of Art, Bob’s Your Uncle at Eyestorm Gallery, New York and Girls In Space at Space Gallery, London.

Bennett’s work is shown regularly at art fairs. A large painting of hers is on permanent display in the Press Room at Soho’s prestigeous private members club Groucho, she has been specially commissioned to produce work for Selfridges and House Of Fraser, and is proud to have auctioned work on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust, The British Red Cross and The ME Support Group. Bennett’s work was also featured in the first UK series of BBC2’s hit TV show The Apprentice. A team of the contestants were tasked with selling as much of her work as possible during a two hour private view, competing with the other team, who were selling the work of artists Rob and Nick Carter.


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OTHER WORKS BY THIS ARTIST
Lucie Bennett - Fuchsia Pants
Lucie Bennett - Fuchsia Pants
Lucie Bennett - Fuchsia Pants
Lucie Bennett - Fuchsia Pants
Lucie Bennett - Fuchsia Pants
Lucie Bennett - Fuchsia Pants
 

Seated Nude Waiting

Green Reclining Nude

Marianne In Lights

Purple

Romy In Lights

Candy Stripe

 
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ABOUT THIS ARTIST
June 19th 2015
‘Marianne In Lights’ is our new neon edition by Lucie Bennett. Making its debut at Art Hamptons 2-5th July 2015, where we’ll be showing a selection of Eyestorm works including some original paintings by Lucie, Marianne in Lights is the second neon in the series, and follows the pink ‘Romy In Lights’ earlier this year.
January 7th 2015
Lucie Bennett has created a neon piece for ‘Lights On! Streatham’, a project set up to promote local businesses along South London’s Streatham High Road - often referred to as ‘the longest high street in Europe.
July 10th 2015
‘Seated Nude Waiting’ and ‘Green Reclining Nude’ are two brand new original gloss on aluminium paintings by Lucie Bennett. Angie talks about the work below.
April 12th 2015
One of our most collected artists, Lucie Bennett is best known for her simple line paintings and limited editions of women in various poses. After predominantly making paintings and screenprints over the past few years - many of which were published by Eyestorm - in the last six months she’s started to explore other mediums, resulting in Candy Stripe and Tutti Futti, two limited editions of 25 made entirely from brightly-coloured laser cut acrylic, followed by the impressive Romy in Lights neon piece earlier this year.
RECENT NEWS ARTICLES
August 29th 2015
Henrik Simonsen’s new screenprint edition Red Leaves sees the artist use a vibrant colour palette of turquoise and red combined with more organic tones to illustrate and explore the delicate and fragile nature of all things living.
August 22nd 2015
A number of our artist’s work has a very graphic feel about it. We have selected six of them and talk about their diverse imagery below. There can be a fine line - excuse the pun - between art and design, and a number of our artists, many of whom have also flirted with design in one form or another during their career, have blurred that line to create stunning graphic works.
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