Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View
Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015
16 April - 14 May 2015
Installation View

Lisa Brice

Untitled vii (Cut your coat 3), 2014 Flashe and ink on primed polyurethane film Work: 280 x 84 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxix (Cut your coat), 2015 Ink on paper 29.7 x 40.1cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxvii, 2014 Guache on paper 29.7 x 40.1cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled 4, 2014 Ink on paper 29.7 x 42 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 44), 2014 Ink on paper 29.7 x 40.1 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxx (Cut your coat), 2015 Ink on paper 29.7 x 40.1cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xv, (Well Worn 18), 2015 Ink on paper 56 x 200cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 39), 2015 Ink on cotton paper 200 x 81 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxiii, (Well Worn 34), 2015 Ink on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxvii, (Well Worn 28), 2015 Oil pastel on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxviii, (Well Worn 29), 2015 Ink on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxv, (Well Worn 35), 2015 Guache on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxvi, (Well Worn 27), 2015 Guache on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled lii, (Well Worn 5), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 126.5 x 96cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxii, (Well Worn 24), 2015 Ink and oil on paper 56 x 144cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xvii, (Well Worn 20), 2015 Ink on paper 56 x 200cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled v, (Well Worn 1), 2014 Ink, gjesso and flashe on canvas 44 x 50.8cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxii, (Well Worn 33), 2015 Oil on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled II, 2014 Oil on trace 41 x 29 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlviii, (Well Worn 13), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 126.5 x 96 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled, 2015 Ink on paper 29.7 x 42 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlvi, (Well Worn 11), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 121 x 75.5cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xliv, (Well Worn 9), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 30 x 80cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxv, (Well Worn 26), 2015 Oil on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 42), 2015 Oil on paper 57 x 200 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxix, (Well Worn 3), 2015 Ink and gesso on primed canvas 122 x 102cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xvi, (Well Worn 19), 2015 Ink on paper 56 x 200cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xliii, (Well Worn 8), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 96 x 126.5cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxviii, (Well Worn 2), 2015 Ink and gesso on cotton Work: 125 x 105 x 2.5 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled iv (Well Worn 15), 2015 Ink on printed cotton Work: 42 x 29.5 x 2 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlii, (Well Worn 7), 2015 Ink and Flashe on cotton 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 41), 2015 primed polyurethane film 56 x 200 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxi, (Well Worn 32), 2015 Oil on paper Work: 42 x 30 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxvi, (Well Worn 31), 2015 Ink on paper 29.7 x 40.1cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled III, 2014 Oil on trace 41 x 29 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxiii, (Well Worn 23), 2015 Ink on paper 56 x 200cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 36), 2015 Oil on paper 2m x 84cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xiv, (Well Worn 17), 2014 Oil on paper 200 x 101 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlv, (Well Worn 10), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 60 x 80cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled I, 2014 Oil on trace 41 x 29 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled vi (Cut your coat 2), 2014 Ink and flashe on primed polyurethane film 240 x 101.5cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlvii, (Well Worn 12), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 121 x 75.5cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled 3, 2015 Oil on cotton 200 x 81 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled Viii (Cut your coat 1), 2014 Ink on primed polyurethane film 240 x 101.5cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled li, (Well Worn 4), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 126.5 x 96cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xl, 2014 Ink on cotton 100x 75 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xli, (Well Worn 6), 2015 Ink on Flashe on cotton 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 46), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled l, (Well Worn 17), 2015 Ink on printed cotton Work: 96 x 126.5 x 2.5 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 45) , 2014 Oil on cotton 200 x 81 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlix, (Well Worn 14), 2015 Ink on printed cotton 42 x 29.7

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 37), 2015 Ink on cotton paper 200 x 81cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 38), 2015 primed polyurethane film 56 x 200 cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 43), 2014 Ink on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxiv, (Well Worn 30), 2015 Ink on paper 29.7 x 42cm

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxiv, (Well Worn 25), 2015 Oil on paper Work: 42 x 29.5 cm

No 3D loaded yet

Lisa Brice’s new body of work features a cast of female protagonists, engaged/absorbed in autobiographical acts of looking, and being looked at. Grooming, making up, stripping down, dressing up within the confines of domestic, private or veiled interiors, they are involved in self scrutiny, awareness, consciousness, affirmation, adoration, promotion, loathing, deprecation, defence, defiance, protection, reinvention, presentation. The mirror reflection reoccurs as a central property, simultaneously functioning as an alter ego and an imagined audience beyond the private, as well as formal device within the painting.

Brice incorporates re-imagined art historical references as well as those from popular culture, and digital media, where the hand held mirror is frequently replaced by a camera or more specifically a Smartphone, capable of producing a digital portrait of a mirror image with an unprecedented capability for dissemination and extreme narcissism. It’s a confusing state of affairs and in turn the paintings aim to disorientate the viewer in their own act of looking. Reflecting these repetitive rituals, the relentless recording of self and the multiplicity of media images, Brice incorporates offset printing techniques on a variety of surfaces in the paintings, allowing for several versions of the same motif. These smaller figure studies function as proposals for possible inclusion in larger works. Like a train of thought, they reveal the development of ideas and narratives as they evolved in her studio practice, devoid of hierarchy. Brice imagines the central exhibition space as a stage; where the paintings are simultaneously props, back drops, screens and performers in their own right, allowing for layered meaning, with the mirror as the main player.

Lisa Brice was born in 1968 in Cape Town, South Africa; she currently lives and works in London. Brice majored in painting at Michaelis UCT, her early work included constructed artworks combining found objects, or domestic materials such as linoleum, with steel to make wall artworks, installations and sculptural pieces. In last decade she returned to painting, her work negotiates with authority the difficult terrain between spontaneous drawing and figure painting. She uses various painting and off set printing techniques on a variety of surfaces from canvas to tracing paper, which often leads to repetition of a similar motifs or figure’s in her work, sometimes biographical, at other times referencing art history.

In 2006 Brice had her first solo exhibition of paintings at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg titled Night Vision in which the artist reflected on the uncertainties of childhood. In 2009 a solo show titled More Wood for The fire was presented at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg; here the work dealt with Brice’s relationship with the island of Trinidad. In 2011 her work was included in the Vitamin P2 publication, Phaidon’s major anthology of international painting In 2012 Brice presented a solo exhibition titled Throwing the Floor at Goodman Gallery Cape, Cape Town. Her first solo exhibition in London took place in September last year at the French Riviera Gallery, and a continuation of a new series which features a cast of female figures/protagonists, engaged in acts of looking and being looked at, will be exhibited at the Goodman Gallery Johannesburg in April 2015.

Lisa Brice

Lisa Brice (b.1968, Cape Town, South Africa) negotiates the precarious terrain of artistic production, as she moves between practices of spontaneous drawing and figure painting. She makes use of unexpected painting and printing techniques on a variety of surfaces, which include canvas and tracing paper. For Brice, the act of tracing often leads her to a repetition of similar motifs or figures in her work, sometimes biographical, and at other times art historical: ‘I am attracted to the idea of repetition,’ Brice remarks, ‘Chasing that high, stories told and retold.’

In 2006 Brice had her first solo exhibition of paintings at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, titled Night Vision, in which she reflected on the uncertainties of childhood. In 2009, a solo show, More Wood for the Fire, was presented at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg; the exhibition detailed Brice’s relationship with the island of Trinidad. In 2011, Brice’s work was included in the Vitamin P2 publication, Phaidon’s major anthology of international painting. In 2012, Brice presented a solo exhibition titled Throwing the Floor at Goodman Gallery in Cape Town. She has had subsequent shows at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg in 2015 titled Well Worn, and in June 2016 she was included on a show at Camden Art’s Centre in London Making & Unmaking curated by Duro Olowu. Brice had her first solo museum exhibition in the UK at the Tate Britain in 2018, where she exhibited large scale paintings which addressed the longstanding art-historical tradition of the female nude.

The artist lives and works in London, UK.