lisa wright


Historic, yet modern … beautiful, yet disturbing {I particularly love that cigarette in the final piece}. This is the work, oil on canvas, of UK based artist Lisa Wright. This description from her site says it better than I ever could, so:

The childhood adornments of bonbons, ribbons and laces may have altered considerably but what they represent has not: the growing desire to escape prepubescence and the trying on of the adult persona is inevitable. By pulling visual threads through time and fastening them to the present, these gently unsettling images pinch the viewer and connect them with a shared history.

Gently unsettling, indeed.

{Lisa has a show opening soon at Coates and Scarry , from Thursday 1st to Sunday 18th October at Gallery 8, Duke Street St James, London}

comments (2)

  1. Rania Watts /// 09.16.2015 /// 10:08am

    haunting… but quite fascinating… the one with the cigarette is my favourite too… i relish the “so what” expression on the face, while a cigarette is gently poised in her hands…

  2. Catherine Rose /// 09.16.2015 /// 12:37pm

    Very innovative and accomplished. I love the juxtaposition of the traditional with a modern edge.