This week’s Spotlight Artist is Lucy Cheung. Lucy is a British born Chinese artist living and working in Brighton. She received a BA in contemporary creative practice from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008. She curates an image research blog at www.crushevil.co.uk
Lucy’s work is concerned with intuition, imagination and romanticism. It is based on drawing not from observation but an interpretation of the way things appear in the dimension of thoughts and dreams. These are her own small worlds, giving life to the imaginary in material form. Lucy is interested in the escape of being absolutely absorbed in the activity of making; existing in the illusory. She is particularly inspired by shamanism, ritual, ancient traditions, the occult, primitivism, body art, anthropomorphic ceramics, art brut, jellyfish, superstition, bright colours and dark things.
To get to know Lucy a bit better, we did a short Q&A with her: