Best known for her provocative portraits of women, London-based British artist Lucie Bennett explores female identity and sexuality using simple, elegantly applied lines and block colour forms to create distinctive, timeless pieces.
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.
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.