Let the More Loving One Be Me

Paintings by Lucy Whitehead

Iguess i am trying to replicate the bridge between enlightenment and disillusion with our physical self.

Overwhelming, chaotic, delicate, Whitehead paintings force the figures and the viewer to surrender to her canvas. In a striking twist, It’s the entire surface of her paintings that becomes a figure, and attempts to get free from figuration.
Facing a moving, fragmented composition, like drawn into a up beat jazz tune, our eyes are compelled to dance with the figures, within them, driven by the violent and yet tender strokes of Whitehead’s colors.
It’s love at play, joyful and confusing, the flesh struggling to escape its desire to embrace. The bodies are refracted, dispersed in a cubist fashion but they re yet tangible, present soulful. A passage has opened up for love and light to flow through a same prism.    

I'm interested in the way we relate to our bodies in moments where we see them as separate entities, in both positive and negative ways.

Let The More Loving One Be me

Let The More Loving One Be me

Let The More Loving One Be me

Acrylic, Charcoal and Pastel on canvas

66.9" x 82.6" in

170 x 210 cm

2019

$4,500.00
Of Our Own Making (2)
Of Our Own Making (2)
Of Our Own Making (2)

Of Our Own Making (2)

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

39.3" x 39.3" in

100x100cm

2021

$2,800.00
Of Our Own Making (1)
Of Our Own Making (1)
Of Our Own Making (1)

Of Our Own Making (1)

Oil and Charcoal on Canvas

39.3" x 39.3" in

100x100cm

2021

$2,800.00
Pop Tart
Pop Tart
Pop Tart

Pop Tart

Oil, Soft Pastel and Charcoal on Canvas

39.3" x 39.3" in

100x100cm

2021

$2,800.00

It’s the entire surface of the canvas that becomes a figure

Knee Deep
Knee Deep

Knee Deep

Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas

15.7" x 23.6" in

40 x 60cm

2020

$1,200.00
Pantomime
Pantomime
Pantomime

Pantomime

Oil, Acrylic, Graphite and Charcoal on Canvas

47.2" x 35.4" in

120 x 90cm

2020

Creep
Creep
Creep

Creep

Oil, Charcoal and Pastel on Canvas

39.3" x 31.4" in

100 x 80cm

2020

$1,500.00

The flesh struggling to escape its desire to embrace

Nude Study (III)
Nude Study (III)
Nude Study (III)

Nude Study (III)

Watercolour on 300 gsm Recycled Cotton Rag Paper

11.6 x 16.5" in

29.7 x 42cm

2021

$800.00
Nude Study (VI)
Nude Study (VI)
Nude Study (VI)

Nude Study (VI)

Watercolour on 300 gsm Recycled Cotton Rag Paper

11.6 x 16.5" in

29.7 x 42cm

2021

$800.00
Nude Study (II)
Nude Study (II)
Nude Study (II)

Nude Study (II)

Watercolour on 300 gsm Recycled Cotton Rag Paper

11.6 x 16.5" in

29.7 x 42cm

2021

$800.00
Nude Study (i)
Nude Study (i)
Nude Study (i)

Nude Study (i)

Watercolour on 300 gsm Recycled Cotton Rag Paper

11.6 x 16.5" in

29.7 x 42cm

2021

$800.00
Only My Word
Only My Word
Only My Word

Only My Word

Oil, Acrylic, Soft Pastel and Charcoal on Canvas

35.5" x 47.2" in

90x120cm

2021

$2,500.00