Angela Lizon About Artist's CV
(b. 1962 London, UK) After 15 years of abstract painting, Lizon took a blank canvas and changed direction. Using her love of the absurd, her childhood memories and the experience of raising her own children, Lizon has fashioned a new world order which challenges our perceptions of ‘good and bad taste’, ‘kitsch and the cultural divide between the general public and the fine art world/elite.'
Yes the work may be rooted in kitsch imagery of fluffy cats with big eyes, cherubic babies with golden hair, a bit of bling here and a bit of girlie cuteness there, but that’s where it ends. The work is a far from the plastic pink princess, its hardcore cliché subversion!
Lizon draws you in with candy box charm but kicks back with a healthy dose of dark sinister fairytale. From colossal paintings of cats dressed in incongruous outfits and defenceless babies guarded by sinister marabou storks (aka the undertaker bird), Lizon’s work is a world away from ‘sugar and spice and all things nice’! It’s gritty, charming and full of attitude!
To find about more about Angela's process and inspiration you can read our interview with her here.