Lucy Soni

English, b. 1973

Interested in the offhand, the accidental, and the compulsive, Soni’s processes play out, equally meticulous, repetitive and oriented toward a fast, flat impeccable surface. Her compositions start as small scribbles on paper that communicate a sense of urgency. Through tracing, enlarging, repeating, and layering, Soni transfers these forms to canvases on a much larger scale. This process produces carefully balanced paintings which unite impulsive mark-making and high art. “Making art is an attempt to unravel and communicate what can’t always be put into words.” Says Soni. “My paintings are exercises in patience, accuracy and taste, seeking to celebrate colour and form, embracing the absurd pursuit of unattainable perfection.”