Lucy Skaer has been nominated for her solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and A Boat Used as a Vessel at the Kunsthalle Basel.

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  • Lucy Skaer The Siege 2008 print of a had on paper placed on the floor a table with the same large handprint printed directly on to it

    Lucy Skaer
    The Siege 2008

    Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher. Photo: Andy Keate

  • Lucy Skaer The Siege 2008

    Lucy Skaer
    The Siege 2008

    Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh
    Photo: Andy Keate

  • Lucy Skaer The Siege 2008

    Lucy Skaer
    The Siege 2008

    Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh
    Photo: Andy Keate

  • Lucy Skaer Black Alphabet after Brancusi 2008 copies in charcoal of brancusi sculptures set up in a group with two on toppled over lying close by

    Lucy Skaer
    Black Alphabet (after Brancusi) 2008
    26 dust coal sculptures

    Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, EdinburghPhotography credit: Serge Hasenböhler

  • Lucy Skaer Solid Ground Liquid to Solid in 85 years fragments of pottery displayed on the gallery floor

    Lucy Skaer
    Solid Ground – Liquid to Solid in 85 years 2006
    Coloured plaster, 10 parts

    Courtesy of the artist and doggerfisher, Edinburgh Photography credit: Serge Hasenböhler

Lucy Skaer makes drawings, sculptures and films which often take found photographic sources as their starting point. Rooted in reality, yet subjected to a process of elaborate transformation, Skaer’s images hover in the space between recognition and ambiguity, figuration and abstraction.