Lucien Anderson’s practice involves both image and object. He’s interested in notions of everydayness, quiet resilience and ritualistic tinkerers. His work, often mechanical in appearance, carries a fragile authenticity alluding to conventional research and development methodologies. This sense of purpose, and of function, is often undermined by an arbitrary playfulness and a rudimentary, DIY approach to making.
Lucien graduated from Newcastle University in 2016 with a BA Hons in Fine Art, the same year he was awarded the John Christie prize. In 2017 Lucien was shortlisted for the Gillian Dickinson North East Sculptor Award. He has worked at Allenheads Contemporary Arts both as an emerging artist in residence and as a curator. In 2018 he collaborated with artist David Lisser and The Newbridge Project to investigate environmental issues facing the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and consider grass roots alternatives. To date Anderson has been involved in numerous projects, residencies and shows across the UK.