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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 controlled lines deftly describe the subject of her oeuvre, women, with elegant simplicity. Her haunting sirens, alluring pin-ups, supernatural nymphs and gun wielding playboy bunnies bring to mind the golden age B movie heroines of the 1960's & 70's. Works such as Tahiti Nighttime and those of her Naked Burgundy series, exude this strong feminine sexuality with the girls directly confronting the viewer in overtly coquettish poses. At other times, her women are more elusive, oblivious to the viewer’s gaze. The relaxed elegant poses in Green Felt Tip Girl and Angel, suggest the viewer is an unseen voyeur of an intimate moment.

In the studio Bennett produces an abundance of drawn, painted and collaged sketches as she develops her ideas, minimising the elements and honing in on the desired essence of the final work. Her artistic mediums began with liquid latex, painting and card collage. She has since embraced working on brushed aluminium with card or gloss paint, which introduces a tantalising contrast between the cold material and the warm curves of the depicted bodies. Her giclee prints are made from digitally-created imagery and her original screenprints are handmade from scratch by pulling ink through screens in layers to dictate lines drawn by hand, showing her prowess with both modern and traditional techniques.

Inspired by her regular visits to Kew Gardens and the work of the biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel, Bennett began, in 2011, to develop a bold and more experimental strand to her work. She states that she felt “a need to explode, to reach mental freedom” which she accomplishes with large scale works in which organic shapes 'which merge botanical and human anatomy' become key to the composition. Only glimpses of the female form are visible, obscured or engulfed by abstract shapes which are at once an amalgamation of plants, flowers, internal organs, amoebas, bacteria, puddles or cloud formations. With Kuniyoshi the silhouette is framed by seaweed like entrails reminiscent of Matisse's famous cut outs. The head is engulfed with a wave of mammary glands with a crest of nipples. The ability to create life and the female as a representation of mother nature is not lost with these works as her women become symbols of sex, pollination and reproduction.

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. Exhibiting internationally including London, New York, San Francisco and Miami Her work has been featured in a number of BBC television programmes and a feature film. She has work in a number of permanent collections including the Groucho Club, London and Virgin Group and has been specially commissioned to produce work for Selfridges and House Of Fraser. Bennett’s work is shown regularly at art fairs including the Armory Fair in New York. She has made charitable donations to the Terrence Higgins Trust, Paintings In Hospitals, NHS Healing in the Environment and the British Red Cross among others. Bennett lives and works in London.


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August 18th 2017
Lucie Bennett’s new screenprint editions see the artist continue with her most recent body of work, which uses imagery from the natural world to execute her ideas. Last month saw the launch of three new gloss on aluminium paintings, marking the beginning of a new series of works for London-based artist Lucie Bennett.
February 1st 2013
We have three new original gloss on aluminium works available by one of our most sought-after artists. Burgundy Nude and Pink Frilly Knickers see painter Lucie Bennett returning to the simple line style she’s best known for to gently depict the contours of the female form, while the beautiful Magenta exemplifies the block colours and organic forms of her 2011 body of work.
February 2nd 2018
British artist Lucie Bennett is recognized for her simple, elegant and sensual line-drawings of female silhouettes. From her early work in 2005, collectors have been seduced by her sirens and alluring pin-ups and Bennett is one of Eyestorm’s most successful artists in the past 10 years.
July 14th 2017
Lucie Bennett’s new original paintings mark the beginning of a new departure for the artist as she turns her focus to the natural world. Read more below.
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