Photo: Lexi Strauss in Malvern, West Midlands

Lexi Strauss

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Arising from interviews or the imagination, specious, fluid narratives subliminally weave works together in order to explore the idea of individuation and the complex human relationship with the belief system. In addition to the core painting practice, diverse recorded conversations are sometimes performed using a ‘verbatim’ acting process to engage with people in depth. Paintings are 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. Narratives seeking out absurdity and subversion may hold insightful keys, since true meanings are often realized in their transitions from nonsense. Thus, subjects within the paintings may appear clownish, displaying both a rigid facade and a vulnerable persona.

Location Malvern, West Midlands
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Film & Video, Installation, Painting, Performance, Text
Tags parenting, belief systems, escapism and segregation, humanitarian, individuation, reification, narrative, theatrical, clowns, absurdity

News & Events

  • Exeter Open

    12/09/2014 – 01/11/2014
    The Pheonix Arts Centre

    Various work has been selected by Ceri Hand, David Shrigley and Matt Burrows

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  • Nominated for Saatchi New Sensations Award

    17/07/2014 – 17/10/2014
    20 Chosen artists will be exhibited during Frieze week in October

    80 Graduates are nominated for the prize

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  • Selected for Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014

    17/09/2014 – 26/09/2014
    Jerwood Space, then on tour.

    Plan B is in the Exhibition

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    05/07/2014 – 30/11/2014
    Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

    Tupperware Party has been chosen for the exhibition

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