Lucy McKenzie – 'Painting Shouldn't Play by the Rules' | TateShots

Artist Lucy McKenzie presents us with an elegant room, complete with fake marbling, ‚trompe l’oeil‘ radiators and the scuffs and stains of years of in-habitation.

This imaginary room was inspired by Muriel Spark’s 1963 novella ‚The Girls of Slender Means‘, and was used as a back-drop for a recent film. McKenzie talks to us about challenging expectations of what a painting can be.

Lucy McKenzie’s work is shown in A Bigger Splash, a new exhibition at Tate Modern that explores the relationship between painting and performance art.


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