Wise Witch, 2011
Oil on canvas
Original size: 38 x 30 cm
Lindsey Bull’s work is an exploration around perceptions of reality and illusion, investigating fragmentary instances where the real merges with the fantastical, surveying a history of practices that shift the everyday into realms of spiritual, ritualistic or psychedelic perception. She describes her paintings as interpreting a kind of ‘gothic psychedelia’. They are the juncture where psychedelic patterning and colours meet darker forces driven by an interest in ritualistic performances and the ‘freak out’ of the acid trip.
Bull completed her MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2009.
Solo exhibitions include In Disguise, High House Gallery, Oxford, 2013; Darkling, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol, 2012; and Out of the Cosmic Storm, Transition gallery, London, 2012.
Selected group exhibitions include: Masques, Galerie d'YS, Brussels and Transition gallery, London, 2014; Rituals are Tellers of Us, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, 2013; Creekside Open (Selected by Paul Noble), APT gallery, London, 2013; Apophenia II, Fullersta Bio Konsthall, Sweden, 2013; Painting Rituals, Coldharbour gallery, London, 2012; Pulp Fictions, Transition gallery, London, 2011. She has been awarded the Red Mansion Prize (2011) and the Brenda Landon Pye prize (2009).