Lot 40 - Lisa Ivory - Ox Fur Aphrodite
Oil on paper
Signed on Verso
Lisa Ivory creates oil paintings and works on paper depicting fantastical creatures often erotically entwined with women. Her work is inspired by fairy tales, myths, and folklore, such as the tale of the Beauty and the Beast. Like these narratives, Ivory’s works allegorize the fear and attraction to otherness. Her paintings and drawings of human-animal hybrids also reveal her creatures’ underlying innocence. Ivory’s fantasy world challenges conventional divisions between civilization and nature while insisting that humans possess animalistic qualities.
Lives and works in London.
Foundation Course, Saint Martins School of Art, London
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Art, Painting, Saint Martins School of Art, London
Recent Exhibitions include
Beasts Beguiled, 2023, Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Boscastle, Cornwall
Un/Related, 2023, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
Sugarcube II, 2022, Lido Stores, Margate, Kent
Running With Wolves II, 2022, 35 Blumen, Krefeld, Germany
Dark Night Of The Soul, 2022, curated by Samuele Visentin at One Room Gallery, London
These Times, Making Space Gallery,2022, London
Post Totem, OHSH Projects, 2022, London
Project Papyrophilia, 2022, Charlie Smith London at London Art Fair,London
A Generous Space, Hastings Contemporary, 2021, Hastings
COSMOSCOW, 2021, Fragment Gallery, Moscow
Project Papyrophilia, 2021, Charlie Smith London
NADA Miami, 2020, Fragment Gallery at Raster Gallery, Warsaw
Every Day, Terrace Gallery, 2020, London
Savage Gardens, solo show, 2020, Pamela Salisbury Gallery, New York
Two Fold, 2019, OA Gallery, Salford
Mythos, 2018, Charlie Smith London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Lisa Ivory’s vignettes play with depth and scale in liminal landscapes roamed variously by strange beasts and savant, nude figures. Wild men, chimeras and shapeshifters are also recurrent motifs in her work, and human figures appear variously as human forms, gods, maidens or architectural ruins.
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