Lisa Brice
South African, born 1968
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Artthrob at FNB JoburgArtFair 2018,
Art Now: Lisa Brice,
Tate Britain
Lisa Brice: Well Worn,
Goodman Gallery

Lisa Brice struggles against painting, producing dark, expressive compositions generated, in part, out of the challenge of what she sees as the medium’s uncertainty. For nearly a decade, she has been concentrating on painting, after previously working in a range of other mediums. As she explains: “Uncertainty is central to painting, and [its] strength, and that’s very much what attracted me back to the medium, ultimately.” Her compositions, too, are uncertain. Primarily centered on the human figure, they oscillate between abstraction and representation. Moodiness and a sense of foreboding pervade her dreamlike vignettes full of lovemaking couples or isolated individuals, who appear both bodily and insubstantial. Brice builds fear and tension into all of her works, in order to charge them emotionally. “It’s about allowing yourself to be taken somewhere emotionally, of experiencing …

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