Last year at the Buy Art Fair North I fell in love with the vivid paintings from Lucinda Metcalfe. Inspired by buildings and scenes from travel brochures, her paintings provide a nostalgic longing for tropical holiday resorts and deserted paradises.
“The creation of projects, the formulation of all kinds of Utopias, is immanently inherent in us, in our consciousness, and furthermore it rests as a stimulus and as a basis for any of our actions as long as we remain human beings.
In other words we can exist only in the mode of the creation and realisation of Utopias, no matter what they might turn out to be ‘in actual fact’.” – Ilya Kabakov.
Lucinda Metcalfe studied painting at the Slade School of Art and recently appeared in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year show, Metcalfe worked as Artist-in-Residence for Singer/Songwriter Imogen Heap and has shown widely often in contemporary cutting-edge venues such as the Urban Outfitters boutique, Nomas Projects and the Pump House Gallery. Lucinda was also selected for New Contemporaries as part of the Liverpool Biennale. She currently teaches Diploma Art in Central London.
Lucina Metcalfe is represented by Bearspace Gallery, London.
For more information visit: https://www.bearspace.co.uk/
Watch Lucinda Metcalfe complete her work in episode 5 of Landscape Artist of the Year at Waddesdon Manor.