Lucy Briscoe Rimmer

Lucy Briscoe Rimmer
BA (Hons) Fine Art // University of Salford ’20

Lucy is based at Antwerp Mansion in Manchester, standing as Creative Director and Co-Curator since May 2019.

“Pornography is often seen as anti-feminist; women presenting themselves for the male-gaze, yet I find the control I can have in undertaking acts for the camera or painting from life to be expressive. I have full control of the situation as well as what images I present to the audience. Essentially, I create visual imagery for men and women who peruse their own pleasure and feel emboldened by their fantasies.

I compose vibrant and graphic depictions of my own experiences of intercourse and masturbation alongside primary sourced material. These ideas are influenced by the historical representation of the female nude and contemporary pornographic representations. Through the paintings, I play out a sexual fantasy, merging the amateur and the professional while humanising these images through the process. While pornography is seen as dehumanising and degrading, I shift this for my own pleasure of painting.

Using acrylic paint, I create areas of colour block to distort the original image, my work is essentially monochromatic; however, I use the contrasting colours of orange and blue to intensify the warm highlights and cold shadows.

Integrating this technique alongside cropping my own sourced material, becomes abstractly explicit. Adjoining contrasting displays of my own fantasies subsequently detaches from their original source material and arousing purpose, allowing myself a distance from pornography making my images adequate for public consumption. My strategy is to use my own imagery as a channel to break down the contemporaneous barrier between sexuality and society and inspire individuals to be confident in their vulnerability. My practice is an opportunity to recognise and subvert the stereotypical power-roles in pornography and disregard unrealistic expectations of sex. My art is celebrating female and male pleasure, not glorifying pornography at the expense of women”.

Alongside her roles at Antwerp Mansion, Lucy is the founder of West Art Collective and co-founder of the Zero-Cost Exhibition Programme. She has curated and participated in a number of exhibitions across Manchester, and also in London and the Netherlands. Last year she won the Haworth Charitable Trust Undergraduate Scholarship for figurative painting (2019).

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Self Portrait
Acrylic on cartridge paper, satin varnish
42 x 29.7 cm
NFS

Education

2017 – 2020
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Salford.

2014 – 2016
Level 3 BTEC Art and Design, Runshaw College, Leyland, Lancashire.

Exhibitions

2021
Balter Festival, Chepstow, Wales (upcoming).

2020
Cyber Dreams, Raspberry Dream Labs, Burning Man Festival, USA (online).
WOO: Windows of Opportunity, the University of Salford (online).
Isolation Inspirations, West Art Collective (online).
Collection of L6 Undergraduates, The Social Distance Art Project (online).
Delicious Body, Artmakessense, Koel310, Alkmaar, Netherlands.
Verified Armatures by Hot Local Artists, hARTslane, London.
Uncensored by West Art Collective, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.

2019
Margins Magazine Launch, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
Haunt, West Art Collective, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
Endurance, West Art Collective, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
An Art Exhibition, Tapas, Salford.
Exposed, The University of Salford, Paradise Works, Manchester.
State: An exploration of sculpture, Kraak Studios, Manchester.

2018
Six month exhibit of Double Anal Penetration, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
One, The University of Salford, Paradise Works, Manchester.

Awards

2019
Haworth Charitable Trust Undergraduate Scholarship for figurative painting

Other Experience

Curation

2020
Isolation Inspirations, West Art Collective, co-directed with Tom Kinloch (online).
Black Lives Matter,West Art Collective, co-directed with Tom Kinloch and Mimi Waddington (online).
Uncensored, West Art Collective, self-directed, co-curated with Tom Kinloch, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.

2019
Pure, West Art Collective, co-curated by Templar, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
Margins Magazine Launch, West Art Collective, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
Haunt, West Art Collective, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
Endurance, West Art Collective, co-directed with Tom Kinloch, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.
Exposed, the University of Salford, Paradise Works, Manchester.

Publications and Features

2020
Top Exhibitions & Events: August, feature for West Art Collective, Cotton On MCR.
How West Art Collective is shaping the future of Manchester’s art scene, interview & feature for West Art Collective, Blanc Publications, by Maddie & Jess.
Salford and Manchester students lead forward-thinking West Art Collective, interview & feature for West Art Collective, Salford News, by Daisy Herman.
Manchester’s Best Online Art Exhibitions, Isolation Inspirations feature for West Art Collective, Cotton On MCR.

2019
Margins Magazine Issue #1, interview & feature for West Art Collective, by Edward Prendeville & Imogen Cowan.
Feature in review of Tapas exhibition by Lewis Hipps.
Top 5 Art Exhibitions & Events: September, Endurance feature for West Art Collective, Cotton On MCR.

2018
Neighbours moan after artist puts up painting called ‘Double Anal Penetration by Rob Waugh, The Metro.
Student ‘accidentally’ left hardcore porno painting facing out her bedroom window by Neal Baker, The Sun.
Neighbours see red over artist’s pornographic window display, The Daily Telegraph.

Talks

2020
Black Lives Matter peaceful protest, Southport.

Other

2020
Degree Show Committee at the University of Salford

2019
Co-founded the Zero-Cost Exhibition Programme, Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester; offering artists a cost-free exhibition experience.
Social Marketing, Brand Communications, Co-Installation, Co-Curation for West Art Collective.
Founded West Art Collective, Salford.
Creative Director of Antwerp Mansion Gallery, Manchester.

2018
Hot Bed Press 20:20 Print Exchange, Salford.
The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair, PAPER Gallery, Manchester.

2014 – 2017
Freelance Henna Tattoo Artist, Tranzform.Me, Southport.