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Lucie Bennett

Red Silk Knickers, 2012


56(w) x 57(h) cm
22.05(w) x 22.44(h) inches
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Archival print on Hahnemuhle 310 gsm paper
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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 - Red Silk Knickers
Lucie Bennett - Red Silk Knickers
Lucie Bennett - Red Silk Knickers
Lucie Bennett - Red Silk Knickers
Lucie Bennett - Red Silk Knickers
Lucie Bennett - Red Silk Knickers
 

Daisy Chain

Red Satin Pants

Damson Fling

Racing Green

Ring-a-Zing-Zing

Electric Dreams

 
NEWS ARTICLES
ABOUT THIS ARTIST
April 17th 2014
Lucie Bennett’s most recent works are a series of small-scale collages, which we’re offering for the first time today. Angie talks about the work below. Continuing to focus on the female form as her subject matter, for these new card collages Lucie Bennett has returned to a style of working that she first presented back in 2011 with original paintings and limited editions such as Orange Blossom, Koniyoshi, Silver Jungle and Blue Jungle, which saw her focus on block colour rather than the single line.
August 13th 2013
In May we launched the ‘Naked Burgundy’ series by Lucie Bennett at an event at Lutyens wine bar on Fleet Street, London. The three limited print editions continue to hang in the space as part of an ongoing project between Eyestorm and Prescott & Conran, as other Bennett works appear alongside them on a rotation basis.
July 17th 2014
Today sees the launch of our Small Works online auction which features small-scale pieces by a selection of Eyestorm artists. Buying a small piece of art is perfect if you’re looking to start a collection, due to lower price tags and the ease of finding a space for it in your home.
March 28th 2014
Lucie Bennett’s most recent works are a series of small-scale collages, which we’re offering for the first time today. Angie talks about the work below.
RECENT NEWS ARTICLES
August 20th 2014
Now in its seventh year, the Threadneedle art prize was set up to honour figurative art today by championing the most interesting artists in Europe. We’re excited to announce our very own Gill Rocca has been selected for this year’s exhibition for her small circular painting ‘Figment VII’.
August 15th 2014
Alexander Brattell’s monochrome works beautifully document moments of our everyday lives that often go unnoticed. Angie introduces six new works below.
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