Cathy Lomax is a London based painter. Her work is a contemporary and personal exploration of popular culture, beauty, celebrity and identity. Lomax has an MA Fine Art from Central St Martins and is the director of Transition Gallery in East London. She also edits two art and culture magazines, Arty and Garageland and in 2016 she started a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, researching the role of makeup in the creation of the female star image.
Lomax won the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2016, was an Abbey Painting Fellow at the British School at Rome in 2014 and was shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize in 2014 and 2015.
Cathy says of her work 'I am interested in the seductive imagery of popular culture and in particular how it is constructed, consumed and related to. My work assimilates the seductive imagery of film, fame and fashion and juxtaposes it with personal narratives and the everyday. The resulting paintings and installations play with history by combining information from disparate sources to form fragmented stories; new groupings and categories that chart a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.'
We are delighted to have the paintings of Cathy Lomax featuring in our online exclusive exhibition Pop Art Femmes - a show of 10 female artists celebrating the joyful aspects of being female in the 21st century.
Original painting: Oil on Paper
Size: 36 x 46 cm