Lucy Cox is an artist, painter and curator based in London. She studied MA Culture, Policy and Management at City University London (2015-2017) and Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts (2013-2015). National and international exhibitions include 'Anything Goes?' curated by Anna McNay, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London and 'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 Painters of the 21st Century', Yantai Art Museum, Yantai and Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum, Nanjing, China (2017); ‘Geometry: Wonky and Otherwise’, Deda, Derby and ‘Piercing the Veil’, Simmons & Simmons, London (2015). Curatorial projects include 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss', The Crypt - St Marylebone Parish Church, London (2017) and 'Multiple Choices', Simmons and Simmons, London (2015). Cox is a member of Contemporary British Painting and has work in The Priseman Seabrook Collection.
"Lucy Cox’s playful geometric arrangements, almost inhabiting a believable three dimensional space, seem to celebrate the ways in which colour creates spatial ambiguities and irregularities. In Zippy Seven, (2017), holes in grey planar structures reveal coloured and/or patterned surfaces way behind them. However, being more coloured than the sable structures, the parts of surfaces covered by holes appear to push forward, sometimes occupying the space immediately behind a hole, but more often transforming themselves into positive circles that hover in front of the grey planes."
– Andy Parkinson, 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss', Patterns that Connect, 2017.
“[Her] unmoored, sometimes patterned rectangles delight in the ambiguous spaces they themselves create, whilst her coloured circles can be read equally as autonomous shapes situated in front of a rectangle or as being cut-out, revealing a further coloured plane behind it. My friend wondered, tongue in cheek, whether we might make three-dimensional versions of these paintings, knowing that such a project would quickly fail. To borrow a Greenbergian idea, the spatial relationships are available only to eyesight.”
– Andy Parkinson, Patterns that Connect, 2015.
'Testcard P' curated by Marco Cali, The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, 30 September 2017 - 18 January 2018.
'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 Painters of the 21st Century,' Artall Gallery, Nanjing, 10th - 27th October 2017.
'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century', Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China. (October 2017 - January 2018).
Publications and Catalogues:
'Anything Goes?' Selected by Anna McNay, Art Project Space Bermondsey (2017)
'Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century' (2017)
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'Colour: A Kind of Bliss' (2017) https://issuu.com/lucypaints/docs/colour_bliss_a5_catalogue-single-pa
'Geometry: Wonky and Otherwise' (2015)
'Piercing The Veil' (2015)
Exhibition press, reviews and essays
'Colour: A Kind of Bliss' feature in M&F magazine, May 2017 https://issuu.com/runwildmedia/docs/m_f_may_17
"A must see for colour lovers or the colour curious..."
- Natasha Hall 'Colour: A Kind of Bliss' review for ArtTop10 (2017)
'Colour: A Kind of Bliss' essay by Andy Parkinson (2017)