Lucy Bryant is a contemporary multi-media artist and graphic designer. Although having graduated from the University of Derby, Bryant is less defined by her formal art training than by her loose, creative approach and varied influences, which include Pop Art and the Punk music scene. Responding to contemporary culture, Bryant’s art subverts the everyday and the banal, always striving to disrupt the ordinary and create something entirely new.
Her recent limited edition print series appropriates the classic, antiquated landscape painting: Bryant favours the unloved and the unknown, those skilled pastiches of a Turner or a Constable, that fill the tables of junk shops. Onto these, Bryant has added anachronistic motifs to create a jarring and unexpected end result: is that an easyJet plane, gliding through a fifteenth century sunset? And what’s that Shell Oil truck doing in the middle of a nineteenth century pastoral scene? Bryant’s work is brilliantly humorous and refreshing, and leaves us to ponder the true character of art in the twenty-first century.