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

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice / Well Worn / 2015 - Installation View

16 April - 14 May 2015

Lisa Brice

Untitled vii (Cut your coat 3)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxix (Cut your coat)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxvii

Lisa Brice

Untitled 4

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 44)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxx (Cut your coat)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xv, (Well Worn 18)

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 39)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxiii, (Well Worn 34)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxvii, (Well Worn 28)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxviii, (Well Worn 29)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxv, (Well Worn 35)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxvi, (Well Worn 27)

Lisa Brice

Untitled lii, (Well Worn 5)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxii, (Well Worn 24)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xvii, (Well Worn 20)

Lisa Brice

Untitled v, (Well Worn 1)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxii, (Well Worn 33)

Lisa Brice

Untitled II

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlviii, (Well Worn 13)

Lisa Brice

Untitled

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlvi, (Well Worn 11)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xliv, (Well Worn 9)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxv, (Well Worn 26)

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 42)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxix, (Well Worn 3)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xvi, (Well Worn 19)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xliii, (Well Worn 8)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxviii, (Well Worn 2)

Lisa Brice

Untitled iv (Well Worn 15)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlii, (Well Worn 7)

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 41)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxi, (Well Worn 32)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxvi, (Well Worn 31)

Lisa Brice

Untitled III

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxiii, (Well Worn 23)

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 36)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xiv, (Well Worn 17)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlv, (Well Worn 10)

Lisa Brice

Untitled I

Lisa Brice

Untitled vi (Cut your coat 2)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlvii, (Well Worn 12)

Lisa Brice

Untitled 3

Lisa Brice

Untitled Viii (Cut your coat 1)

Lisa Brice

Untitled li, (Well Worn 4)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xl

Lisa Brice

Untitled xli, (Well Worn 6)

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 46)

Lisa Brice

Untitled l, (Well Worn 17)

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 45)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xlix, (Well Worn 14)

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 37)

Lisa Brice

Untitled, (Well Worn 38)

Lisa Brice

Untitled (Well Worn 43)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxxiv, (Well Worn 30)

Lisa Brice

Untitled xxiv, (Well Worn 25)

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.