Lucy Roleff’s practice explores notions of beauty, purpose and the nature of desire. Her paintings are essentially about the act of looking – the internal processes that begin when we look at something we aspire to, or in which we recognise ourselves.
Lucy is particularly interested in the space between domestic familiarity and a sense of grandeur, or otherworldliness. Here there is both escapism and a meditation on daily, accessible pleasures. These ideas stem from the historical purpose of paintings as portals for daydreaming and fantasy, even when depicting the most ordinary of spaces.
Lucy’s work is held in a number of private collections across Australia and overseas. She has been a finalist for multiple art prizes including The Blake Prize, the A.M.E. Bale Art Prize and the Muswellbrook Art Prize.
DUO SHOW at Michael Reid Southern Highlands: October 2022