Name: Mr Lindsay Pickett
Artist Statement / Biography
Lindsay Pickett MA Cglas
Lindsay Pickett’s work explores the theme of hybridity, entangling the socio-political issues relating to genetic experimentation with animals and a world of sci-fi fantasy. Half and half species become alienated or classified as different to an accompanying herd of animals. Alongside his concerns around animal experimentation, the artist embraces and communicates aspects of the psychological mindset of these hybrid animals, relating them to ideas of social rejection and absence where being different can cause alienation in the animal and human world.
For Pickett, painting is a form of self-expression, allowing him to be himself not just as an artist, but also as a person. It gives him a voice to convey current concerns about the behaviour of elements of the human race.
Pickett has looked at and is influenced by a wide range of artists such as science fiction illustrators Wayne Barlowe, Roger Dean and Rodney Matthews, contemporary artists such as Charles Avery, John Stark, Kate Clark, Thomas Grunfeld and Richard Wathen.
Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Brueghel. And 20thCentury surrealists Salvador Dali, Dorothea Tanning, Frida Kahlo and Rene Magritte also continue to inspire.
||City and Guilds of London Art
School, Barge House MA Fine Art Degree Show.
|2020||LGM-1, The Function Suite, Stratford, London|
|2019||The Culthouse, off Brick Lane, London|
|2019||Modern Panic Show, Guerillazoo, Hanbury Street, Brick Lane, London|
|2019||MA First Year interim Degree Show, City and Guilds London Art School, London|
|2018||Modern Panic Show Guerillazoo, Hoxton, London|
|2018||Containerville Group Show, Bethnal Green, London|
|2018||Chrom Art Group, Show in ACTIU Showroom, Barbican, London|
|2018||Islington Art Factory, Group Show, London|
|2018||Solo Show, West Greenwich Library|
|2018||EWACC Award show, Award winner of Purple Roof Gallery Prize|
|2017||ACTIU Art group show, Barbican, London|
|2017||EWACC Art Show in Kyoto, Japan|
|2017||La “Reunion Arienne” Art is in The Air, Show|
|2016||Modern Panic, Guerillazoo Art Show, Brick Lane, London|
|2016||East West Artist Award La Galleria Pall Mall|
|2015||Hidden Treasure Art Magazine|
||East West Artist Award La Galleria Pall Mall|
|2014||ICA Contemporary Art New York Publication|
|2013||East-West Art Award 2013-Received 2nd Prize|
|2013||Studio Eleven Gallery, Southend, Kiss The Joy|
|2011||The Gallery in Cork Street. Children of Peace Charity Event.|
|2010||East-West Art Award 2013-Received 1st Grand Prize|