Lucia Pearl is an intuitive and expressive painter. Throughout the development of her abstract work, colour performs as the key motivation behind the compositions, allowing her to suggest complimentary forms of emotion and influence.

Abstracting the use of colour and form, Lucia’s personal research driven, by the work of Wassily Kandinsky, has had an influential impact on her overall practice. Taking inspiration from Kandinsky’s theories on shape and colour, her practice converses with higher thinking; she aims to create a personal and contemporary take on his revolutionary theories in abstract art. 

My paintings are a form of escapism which are formed using impulsive actions. The layering of paint is built upon pushing and pulling the applied medium back and forth by sanding multiple surfaces created. This technique creates dimension to my work where various suggestive surfaces can be pulled out and fragmented moments can be pieced together by the viewer allowing them to form their own imaginative narrative”. 

Lucia graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from DJCAD 2019. She was awarded the 21st Radiology Art Prize and the RSA John Kinross Scholarship. She took part in the RSA New Contemporaries 2020 and was awarded both the Walter Scott prize and The RSA patrons prize and she undertook a year long Structured Graduate Residency at the Leith School of Art. She is a very exciting emerging talent to breakout from one of Scotland’s leading art schools.