Kate Lyddon

London, UK – Multimedia

Acid House Swirly Whirly, 2013

220 x 270 cm

Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas

£9000

The Neverending Story, 2012

220 x 170 cm

Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas

£9000

Lyddon’s approach acknowledges and draws on the messy nature of ‘real life’, which seeps into the enclosed worlds she creates, without ever threatening to undercut their otherworldly strangeness. Rather than communicating a central narrative, she instead proffers images that emerge intuitively from her imagination. Their fascination resides in the way that they convey latent meaning which ranges from the general to the specific, the ugly to the beautiful, and from the age-old to the contemporary.

Don’t worry, 2008

130 x 190 cm

Oil, acrylic and collage on canvas

£7800

Hangover, 2017

130 x 190 cm

Oil on canvas

£6800

Man vs Wheel, 2014

130 x 190 cm

Oil on canvas

£5000

The production of each work involves embarking on a journey into the unknown, with Lyddon feeling her way at every step. Combining a variety of mark-making and collage techniques, Lyddon’s pencil drawings, detailed etchings, human size sculptures, and expansive canvases result in a range of scales within the exhibition. Resisting stability or repetition, Lyddon’s formal experimentation allows chance and serendipity to play an active role in determining the direction her imagery grows.


Artist’s bio:

Kate Lyddon studied at Chelsea College of Fine Arts, London (MA Fine Art 2006); The Royal University of Fine Arts, Stockholm (Postgraduate Diploma 2003-2005); and Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent (BA Painting and Printmaking 1998-2001). She is currently Associate Lecturer in Painting at Camberwell College of Art, London. Selected solo and duo exhibitions include Throbwerk, (duo with Angela Maasalu) Tallinn Kunsthalle, Tallinn (2019); The Big Toe, Galerie d’YS, Brussels (2017); Zabludowicz Collection Invites: Kate Lyddon, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2015); The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2014-15, Standpoint Gallery, London (2015), amongst others across Europe and the UK. Selected group exhibitions include: Drawing Biennial 2019, The Drawing Room, London (2019); Jerwood Encounters: Suspicion, Jerwood Space, London, 2014; Non-Sequitur, Beers Contemporary, London (2014); Speak, Clown! Fold Gallery, London (2013). Lyddon is recipient of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2014-15 and the Emerging Artist Award 2011, for her solo presentation at Art on Paper, by Galerie d’YS, Brussels.