Name: Mr Lindsay Pickett
Email: lindzpicka340@gmail.com
Website: www.lindsaypickett.co.uk


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.

Art Exhibitions

2023Happenstance Gallery, Old Street, London
2023Holy Art Kunstmatrix.com Online show
2023Dreams and Nightmares Boomer Gallery, London Bridge, London
2023Parallax Art Fair, Kensington Townhall, London
2023Satanic Flea Market, Angel, London
2022The Bookery Gallery, Edgware Road Space. Fine art and Comic artists show
2022The Function Suite, Hackney, London Surreal and Fantasy art Show
2022The Tub, Hackney, 1 week show of selected City and Guilds of London Arts School. Students work
2022Spaghetti House Show in Holborn as part of Skylark Gallery
2022Skylark Gallery-Selected works as an ongoing display. An artists collective
2021City and Guilds of London Art School, Barge House MA Fine Art Degree Show.
2020LGM-1, The Function Suite, Stratford, London
2019The Culthouse, off Brick Lane, London
2019Modern Panic Show, Guerillazoo, Hanbury Street, Brick Lane,
2019MA First Year interim Degree Show, City & Guilds London Art
School, London
2018Modern Panic Show Guerillazoo, Hoxton, London
2018Containerville Group Show, Bethnal Green, London
2018Chrom Art Group, Show in ACTIU Showroom, Barbican, London
2018Islington Art Factory, Group Show, London
2018Solo Show, West Greenwich Library
2018EWACC Award show, Award winner of Purple Roof Gallery Prize
2017ACTIU Art group show, Barbican, London
2017EWACC Art Show in Kyoto, Japan
2017La Reunion Arienne Art is in The Air, Show
2016Modern Panic, Guerillazoo Art Show, Brick Lane, London
2016East West Artist Award La Galleria Pall Mall
2015Hidden Treasure Art Magazine
East West Artist Award La Galleria Pall Mall
2014ICA Contemporary Art New York Publication
2013East-West Art Award 2013-Received 2nd Prize
2013Studio Eleven Gallery, Southend, Kiss The Joy
2011The Gallery in Cork Street. Children of Peace Charity Event.
2010East-West Art Award 2013-Received 1st Grand Prize