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Screenprint with varnishes on Somerset 410 gsm paper
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.