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Lix North

Brisbane

I use paint to explore my internal landscape, championing the interplay between elements of contemplative space and ornate detail, the juxtaposition of commonplace with the wonderfully strange.

 

Commissions welcome.

 

FINALIST – Portia Geach Memorial Award 2018

WINNER – Clayton Utz Art Award People’s Choice 2016

CATEGORY WINNER – Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award 2016

 

Featured in Issue 29 orf Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Artworks: 6


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About Lix North

My work explores my internal landscape and its reflection in the world around me.

I have always turned to self-portraiture, familiar yet confronting, as the modality through which I feel I can best express my concepts. Each work, each incarnation of self, explores my journey in a genetically compromised body through an increasingly toxic world. The canary, ever my totem, is to the fabled coal mine as I often feel I am to this modern life.

My compositions are carefully contrived; from the design/construction of elaborate props to palette choice and key conceptual elements. I love the interplay between contemplative space and ornate detail, the juxtaposition of the commonplace with the wonderfully strange.

There is a dichotomy between the warrior and the acutely vulnerable that often underpins my representation of self. Mine is a world where bold female archetypes, DNA mutations, pop culture fascinations and psychological machinations collide in a timeless grasp for identity that bestrides the bounds of the ordinary.

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Lix cites a childhood in the stunning isolation of New Zealand’s hill country as the catalyst for her ever-active imagination and unique way of seeing the world. In 2007 she settled in Brisbane, Australia, spending the majority of the ensuing decade as a professional illustrator, photographer and commission artist under the name of her graphic art studio, Lix Creative.

2016 saw Lix return her focus to conceptual fine art and exhibition, kicking off her comeback as the People’s Choice winner in the 2016 Clayton Utz Art Award, a category winner in the 2016 Lethbridge 10,000 Art Award and a finalist in the 2018 Portia Geach Memorial Award.

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