Lindsey Bull, Girls! Girls! 162 x 110cm, oil on canvas, 2017

Lindsey Bull, Girls! Girls! 162 x 110cm, oil on canvas, 2017

ATPdiary ha chiesto a una selezione di spazi indipendenti italiani di presentare degli artisti con cui hanno collaborato o collaboreranno nei prossimi mesi. L’obiettivo è di presentare una nuova generazione di artisti (si spera bravi) seguiti da altrettanti spazi per la crescita di nuovi talenti.

Yellow è palcoscenico per la pittura. E’ uno spazio no profit dove pittori italiani e internazionali sono invitati a conoscersi, dialogare, sperimentare, mettere in scena, presentare e discutere il proprio lavoro. Fondato dall’artista Vera Portatadino e da lei diretto, Yellow, insieme a riss(e), Surplace e Anonima Kunsthalle, è parte di Zentrum e ha sede a Varese.

Selected Projects

 Lindsey Bull

È un’artista britannica che vive a Manchester. Con lei abbiamo fatto molti progetti, nonché una sua personale nel 2015. Di recente, ha vinto il prestigioso premio Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant Award e l’anno scorso il Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist Award.

Segue un testo di Matt Price.

Lindsey Bull’s paintings depict a curious cross-section of people – they often seem lonely, melancholy, shy and introverted, as if trying to avoid our gaze or to distance themselves from the world. But they are also often eccentric, gregarious characters who enjoy their subcultural affiliations and live out inner fantasies through their outward appearance – dressing up in unusual clothes or fancy dress, unorthodox hats, over-the-top make-up, way-out hair. It is a bohemian cast, an eclectic community of outsiders and auteurs, interlopers and introverts, waifs and strays, dandies and extroverts.
While Bull is interested in the image, the fashions, the look of such individuals and groups, it is equally their inner lives that she is trying to capture – like an uninvited portrait painter for tortured romantic souls, an observer of those who fall outside the mainstream. A posture, a glance, just a moment captured that gives something away about her subjects’ states of mind, their personalities, their psychologies – these are the momentary revelatory flashes that Bull immortalizes in paint. Such haunting and affecting epiphanies are the interface between the inner and outer lives of her subjects, the intersection of repression and expression, of self and other.
Bull’s naturally modish, lo-fi use of paint is characterised by an edgy ethereality – light and otherworldly, sometimes almost ghostly. This is morose painting with a touch of modern day mysticism, an ode to outsiders, and an unassuming expose of people’s private love of fashion, especially when it is not the kind of fashion to which society wants us to conform.

Lindsey Bull, Blue hair, 34 x 44cm, oil on linen, 2017

Lindsey Bull, Blue hair, 34 x 44cm, oil on linen, 2017

Lindsey Bull, Undergrowth XII 39cm x 27.3cm, oil on paper, 2017

Lindsey Bull, Undergrowth XII 39cm x 27.3cm, oil on paper, 2017

Lindsey Bull, Wild things, 160 x 120cm, oil on canvas, 2017

Lindsey Bull, Wild things, 160 x 120cm, oil on canvas, 2017