Degree: BA Fine Art
University: Newcastle University
Graduation Year: 2019
Enjoy an upbeat and abstract celebration of colour in the uplifting work of modern day Pop Artist Lily Senner. Senner’s art is a glamorous exploration of ‘memory, half-remembered and half-imagined,’ and invites the viewer to experience glorious unreality.
Senner’s vibrant palette conjures electrifying Pop Art to celebrate the entreating subject: moments only half lost. Take for example, ‘Midnight Swim,’ the fundamental form of which takes the shape of a swimming pool under the moonlight. The swimming pool has been remembered as a kaleidoscopic dreamscape; captured using Senner’s diverse array of marks and chameleon-colours. Her vibrant - near neon palette and the blissful spirit of the work call to mind Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Lily cites David Hockney as one of her greatest influences - and this homage runs through her work - particularly in her choice of clean-contoured suburban landscapes, a number of which feature swimming pools and call to mind Hockney’s famed Swimming Pools series.
2018, ACS Materials Prize