Glasgow based contemporary figurative artist Lizzie Little depicts the human figure, faces and characters from all walks of life. Combining found imagery to create a narrative that drives a theme within her work. Lizzie uses a broad range of media; graphite, conte crayons, etching, printmaking and oils on stretched linens and canvas.
“Current themes I am exploring include contemporary depictions of Venus and Mars in domestic settings, that may borrow and re-interpret themes and metaphors from allegorical traditional practices, such as Vermeer, Velazquez, Botticelli to more contemporary post-war practitioners such as Hockney and Freud.
Themes in the artwork will explore personal experiences and possibly lived narratives, but will be depicted through the anonymous characters I collect. This allows me as an artist to remain anonymous through the work and allows the viewer to collage and impose themselves into the imagery. Future work may lift my veil of anonymity if I explore myself as a subject”.
Lizzie graduated with a BA(Hons) Painting & Printmaking from GSA 2021.
We’re delighted to be featuring Lizzie’s work in our highlight ‘Best of Scottish Art School Graduate Show 2021’.