Claire Luxton is a UK-based multidisciplinary artist working with photography, painting, poetry and installation. After receiving a BFA from Goldsmiths, University of London, Claire created a challenging series of self-portraits, pushing her emotional and physical boundaries by becoming both the subject matter and the materiality.
The ominous undercurrents of her work oscillate between constructed femininity and alluring vulnerability, seducing the viewer with intrigue and uncertainty. Claire’s work draws on both the modern anxiety of society and the environment; each portrait, painting and accompanying poetry, becoming an exploration of isolation, desire and uncertainty.
Claire is drawn to the concept of truth and how people weave beautiful lies around their lives. She constantly seeks to tap into the parts of herself and others that nobody sees; to unhinge that part of our awareness that keeps it ‘all together’, that serenity we seek to display to the world, covering our dark fragility and desires.
In 2015, Claire Luxton’s exploration of human fragility, physicality and the female form culminated in her first solo exhibition, Avalon. This was followed by a second solo show, Botanica, in 2017. The artist’s work has been shown in London, Miami and Singapore, including at The London Art Fair and Art Basel.
Claire has collaborated with various brands, from Adobe to McQueens, and created bespoke artworks for clients such as The Birmingham Royal Ballet and JP Morgan. Luxton’s work has also been featured in both Glamour Italia and Germany, as well as on the cover of Blogosphere Magazine.
Her new work feels like a tide of change to the artist, a building conversation between a forgotten part of herself and the perpetual rhythm and anxiety within today’s society. She seeks to examine the anticipation of perfection and the heightened nervousness of self; in-built loneliness from constantly seeking, looking, wanting, needing.
We have worked with L’Occitane to install a new piece of public art in the heart of Regent Street, to give something special to the local community during their daily walks. We know how much public art is important, especially during lockdown when museums and galleries are closed, so it’s a dream to team up with L’Occitane and be able to provide an art project that can be enjoyed by everyone, with the magical work of Claire Luxton.
Claire Luxton’s work brings hope, healing and peace, the beautiful stained glass butterflies covering the store windows and Claire’s self-portrait are pure magic! The installation is on display between January and March 2021.
The exhibition explores the dynamic intersections between humanity and technology, the spaces between dreaming and data, code and catharsis.
Claire Luxton spotted on the cover of The Flux Review as she won the prestigious ND Awards 2020
Claire Luxton was selected to create this artwork for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations
Claire Luxton was chosen to create 2 images for the Royal Ascot and this year’s initiative, #StyledWithThanks, to encourage virtual attendees to dress up for the occasion and share their outfits online.
Commissioned by The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Claire Luxton photographed ballet dancers and their animal counterparts to create the new season artwork campaign of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.
Claire Luxton created 4 floral murals in collaboration with award-winning Nordic wallpaper brand Feathr.
Commissioned by Adobe for their #HonourHeroes campaign, Claire Luxton created ‘The Nameless Hero’, a celebration for the NHS in a time of great adversity.
In collaboration with McQueen Flowers, Claire Luxton created her diamond dust collection: BOTANICA. Through sculptural floral narratives, uniquely combining flowers, water, ink and resin, she created meticulously composed ecosystems as if seen through a microscopic lens.
Acrylicize organised an evening of whisky blending and art, hosted by Claire Luxton and sponsored by Chivas. The event centered on exploring delicate botanicals within nature, and the duality of fragility and strength.
J.P.Morgan commissioned a sculpture/installation to Claire Luxton for their No.1 Knightsbridge office.
We put together a hope-themed art exhibition thanks to Sookspaces with curator Mary Ahearn that celebrates the role that art plays into our lives and our hearts. Featuring Delphine Diallo, Tiffany Bouelle, Amber Vittoria, Asiko, Andrea Tyrimos, David Aiu Servan-Schreiber, Claire Luxton and Léo Caillard.
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