Lucy Cox graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts in 2015 with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Exhibitions include Geometry: Wonky and Otherwise, Deda, Derby (2015) and Piercing the Veil, Simmons & Simmons, London (2015). In 2016, she co-curated Multiple Choices at Simmons and Simmons featuring twenty-one not for profit institutions across the UK.
Cox’s abstract paintings juxtapose the autonomy of geometry with repetition and spontaneity. Compositions are unplanned yet planned – expression and luminous colour are constrained by geometrical discipline and sober grey. Technically drawn forms dance across the canvas, coming to sudden stops or recesses; other elements jostle for supremacy with repetitive grids impacting the figure ground relationship.
“Lucy Cox’s unmoored, sometimes patterned rectangles delight in the ambiguous spaces they themselves create, whilst her coloured circles can be read equally as autonomous shapes situated in front of a rectangle or as being cut-out, revealing a further coloured plane behind it. My friend wondered, tongue in cheek, whether we might make three-dimensional versions of these paintings, knowing that such a project would quickly fail. To borrow a Greenbergian idea, the spatial relationships are available only to eyesight.” – Andy Parkinson, Patterns that Connect, 2015