Lot 40 - Poppy Lennox - If There Were Ends to What is Infinite III
Embroidered Thread on Colorplan Card
Signed on Verso
Curated by Lee Sharrock
Contemporary artist Poppy Lennox creates unique works on paper and wood that visualise the laws of nature and explore the interconnectivity of life. Using a mix of gold leaf, paint and embroidery she plays with the contrast between the delicacy of woven threads through their hard wooden ‘canvas’ with the vivid, bold and exotic fauna that predominate her pieces. Vibrant colours permeate abstract figures, creating a fantastical quality that oscillates between the real and imaginary.
As if following traditional forms of embroidery, Poppy is drawn to symmetry and repetition. Threading each piece can take Poppy many hours, a process that allows her to enter an almost meditative state and get lost in the repetition of pattern. The titles of her works help the viewer understand the importance of this meditative dimension in her working process: they allude to a kind of pursuit of ascension, self-liberation or, perhaps, refuge. In this sense, Poppy embraces spirituality in her work and follows a long tradition of artists who have used their art as an aid to look for transcendence and subject matters that go beyond a physical level.
1999-2003 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University
2022 ‘Arms Around The Child’, Fundraising Art Auction with Guest Curator Neneh Cherry, Christie’s, London
2022 ‘Poppy Lennox + Dawn Beckles: Life Still’, 99 Projects, London
2022 Home House, London, group exhibition
2022 ‘Expressions of Abstraction’, The Savoy, London, group exhibition
2022 ‘Rebirth’, 99 Projects, London, group exhibition curated by Lee Sharrock
2022 ‘Supernature’, Paxton + Glew Gallery, Brighton, group exhibition
2022 ‘SHE/HER/HERS’, Oakland Gallery, New Brighton, group exhibition
2022 The Other Art Fair, London
2021 The Other Art Fair, London
2020 Limited edition artist’s label for Berry Bros & Rudd’s ‘Good Ordinary Claret’, London
Workshops and Development Programmes
2022 December Artist In Residence with in person workshops, A Space Between, London
2022 Digital workshop, Hospital Rooms, London
2021 London Creative Network / Space Studios professional development programme
99 Projects, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
Symmetry and repetition feature in much of Poppy's work. Threading each piece can take many hours, a process that allows Poppy to enter an almost meditative state and get lost in the repetition of pattern. This miniature version of a larger embroidered piece on wood looks at life as vibration, ripples of energy; constantly moving, shifting and evolving in waves.
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