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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
 

Purple

Romy In Lights

Candy Stripe

Tutti Frutti

Daisy Chain

Red Satin Pants

 
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ABOUT THIS ARTIST
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 24th 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.
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.
November 7th 2014
Lucie Bennett’s most recent limited editions see her delve into new territories as she creates two sleek and immaculately finished works made solely from laser cut acrylic.
RECENT NEWS ARTICLES
April 4th 2015
Jacky Tsai’s two brand new limited edition screenprints Save Empress Wu and War War War gained a fantastic response at recent art fairs in London and New York.
March 28th 2015
London-based painter Eleanor Barreau’s new series of unique original works are inspired by classic movies from the 1940s, 50s and 60s as she seeks to explore female roles and their stereotypical relationships with male counterparts.
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