Lucy McLauchlan, ‘Three Sides to Every Story’, 2016, Lazinc

About Lucy McLauchlan

With a practice encompassing the studio and the street, Lucy McLauchlan produces mixed media paintings, installations, and public murals, reflecting her interests in the handmade and site-specific, and the tension between industry, nature, and technology in contemporary life. Though her works adorn walls and buildings worldwide, through public commissions from venues such as the Birmingham Central Library, and her punchy style and use of found materials are redolent of the street, she defines her practice more broadly. As she explains, “I’m not strictly a ‘street artist’ and only an ‘urban artist’ by default that I live in a city, but I’m an outdoors artist…I just enjoy to work outside.” McLauchlan works primarily in black-and-white, merging influences from Art Deco, tribal art, psychedelia, manga, and nature into sinuous compositions, pocked with faces and eyes that both draw in and stare out at passersby.

British, b. 1978, Birmingham, United Kingdom