Lexi Strauss

NEWS
'Tupperware Party' and 'Hostess' accepted into New Hall Art Collection at Cambridge University
Currently on Radical Sabbatical residency with Eastside Projects at Birmingham University
Catlin Art Prize finalist 2015
Selected for John Moores 2014
Selected for Jerwood drawing prize 2014
Nominated for Saatchi New Sensations

STATEMENT
Narratives seeking out absurdity and subversion may hold insightful keys, since truths are often grasped in their transition from nonsense. Thus, subjects within the paintings sometimes appear clownish, displaying both a rigid facade and a vulnerable persona.

In addition to the core painting practice, diverse recorded conversations are sometimes performed using a ‘verbatim’ (documentary) acting process to engage with people in depth.

Arising from interviews and imagination, specious, fluid narratives subliminally weave works together in order to explore the idea of individuation and complex human relationships with belief systems.

Paintings are also occasionally ventriliquised in order to tell stories. Playfully theatrical installations using projections allow objects or subjects within the imagery to breath, speak and sing collectively or as individuals.