Biography for Bennett Lucy
Captivating from the onset, colour plays a major part in Bennett’s work. By applying a carefully selected palette she creates an identity for each of her subjects, with bright and cheerful pinks, oranges and blues suggesting a cheeky persona, while muted tones are paired with more sophisticated and mature poses. Throughout history, the female form has been both celebrated and objectified in art, advertising and the media. Bennett plays with our perception of this by presenting her subjects in the simplest form, encouraging the viewer to identify with the work as they see fit.
Having worked across many different mediums including neon, collage and laser-cut acrylic, Bennett began as, and is still perhaps first and foremost, a painter whose preferred medium is gloss paint on prepared aluminium. Her first original screen prints were released in 2005 and since then she has built up a substantial body of widely collected limited editioned works.
Lucie Bennett studied at Manchester Metropolitan University and L’Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France. Since then she has exhibited in London, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Hong Kong and Singapore and has pieces in a number of permanent collections including the The Allbright collection, Groucho Club in London and Virgin Group. Her work has also appeared on the BBC’s The Apprentice and The Culture Show as well as in a feature film.