Lexi Strauss

NEWS
Hooray! The Arts Council have very kindly awarded me a personal research and development grant for 2018-19!

Come and see my first stab at curation - 'In the Middle of Somewhere' at Canwood Gallery during August 2018.

Very proud to be part of 'The Ultras', a new, all female artists incentive, with Eastside Projects, during 2018-19

Really excited to be showing new work at Triptych Gallery in Kiev, The Ukraine, in September 2019.

'Tupperware Party' and 'Hostess' now on permanent display at the New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge University.

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.