Claire Luxton is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist represented by MTArt Agency working with photography, installation, poetry and painting. After receiving a BFA from Goldsmiths University of London, Luxton created a challenging series of self portraits & sculptures, pushing her emotional and physical boundaries by becoming both the subject matter and the materiality.
Her work explores the delicate equilibrium between humans and nature, the ominous undercurrents of her work oscillates between constructed femininity and alluring vulnerability, seducing the viewer with intrigue and uncertainty. Luxton’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.
In 2015 Luxton’s exploration of human fragility, physicality and the female form culminated in her first solo exhibition Avalon. This was followed by her second solo exhibition BOTANICA in 2017. The artist’s work is part of the impressive Artemezia Foundation in the United States and her work has also been shown in London, Miami and Singapore, including exhibits at The London Art Fair and Art Basel.
Luxton has collaborated with brands from L’Occitane to Adobe or McQueens and created bespoke public artworks for clients such as Westminster Council, JP Morgan, The Affordable Art Fair & The Birmingham Royal Ballet. Luxton has recently had articles published in Harper’s Bazaar and her works selected for an exhibition on peace at the UN in New York. Luxton’s work has also been spotted in both Glamour Italia and Germany and on Sky News.
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We worked with the Artemizia Foundation, a foundation founded by art collector Sloane Bouchever. For their permanent collection, The Artemizia Foundation acquired works by six MTArt Agency artists. Our artists Claire Luxton, Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark, Jesu Moratiel, Asiko, Nitzan Mintz and Saype are seen amongst renowned artists like Tracey Emin, Ai Wei Wei, Joseph Beuys and Banksy. The Foundation’s goal is to create connections between community and contemporary art through stimulating conversations and programs designed to effect lasting, transformative impact. More information here.
Our artist Claire Luxton created a very special artwork for the release of the latest album of musician Ingrid Witt “What if heaven is now?”. Inspired by Ingrid Witt’s album, the artwork of our artist embodies the energy from the album’s music, both artists work closely with each other in terms of the themes that they discuss in their works. « It seemed like human fragility, femininity and truth was something we were both spending a lot of time thinking about,» says Ingrid Witt. It is very inspiring to see that creators working with different medium, one visual and one musical, are coming together to empower one another through their creativity.
With our partner The Crown Estate and our artist Claire Luxton, we launched our longest public art project along the 1.3km long street of Regent Street, entitled “Plant Yourself”. After our artist’s public art projects in Central London that started in January 2021, our artist Claire Luxton is continuing to inspire Londoners with her art. For this special project, Londoners are invited to look at their feet level as they wander on Regent Street to spot the beautiful and colourful artworks of our artist. The Crown Estate and Westminster City Council helped Regent Street to create a greener, safer and more accessible West End and we are proud to be stepping in and highlighting it with these super cool photographs. More information here.
At the start of January 2021, to give something special to the local community during their daily walks, we worked with L’Occitane to install a new piece of public art in the heart of Regent Street. With the restrictions lifting up, our exhibition with our partner L’Occitane continues inside their Regent Street Flagship Store. For the first time, Claire Luxton’s studio is brought to the public, a large selection of artworks are displayed in the store, including Claire Luxton’s most recent works. More information here.
After our very successful exhibition “Hope Ratio” in June 2020, we partnered up for the second time with UBP in Monaco and created an exhibition called “A Brave New World” with eight MTArt Agency artists. In June 2020, we partnered up with UBP and exhibited for the first time the work of our artists in UBP’s beautiful space in Monaco on the theme of hope and sustainability. Like last year in 2020, our show addresses key topics that MTArt Agency and its artists feel very passionate about. “A Brave New World” tackles the issues and challenges that our world is facing and how as human beings we interact with these and our environment. Here are a few glimpses of our new exhibition featuring artists Asiko, Andrea Tyrimos, Ben Cullen Williams, Elisa Insua, Jesu Moratiel, Leo Caillard, Shana Wilson, Tiffany Bouelle and Claire Luxton. The exhibition is from January 2021 until August 2021. More information here.
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For Valentine’s Day, treat yourself, your friend, your partner or even your dog with an artwork!
We worked with our artist Claire Luxton and decided to create a unique print called « YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE ». With Claire, we thought it was important for us to create a piece that you will be able to gif to the person that makes you smile every day and is the sunshine in your life. Art is a beautiful way to remind our loved ones and relatives that we care about them. More info here.
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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