Marcus Lanyon utilises a hybrid language of materials to create a 'seductive disquiet'; a simultaneous sense of attraction and repulsion.
Themes of mortality, preservation, innocence and violence create narratives that are contemporary and ancient, familiar yet subversive. Like scenes from a fairytale or a chilling dream, the work lures us in only to quietly lift a knife to our back.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art, Lanyon was selected as one of the Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4’s ‘4 New Sensations’. His work is included in the Zabludowicz Collection. He lives and works in London & Canterbury, UK.