Sarah Lucas is widely regarded as one of Britain's most important sculptors and a key figure of a generation of Young British Artists who emerged during the 1990s. She creates provocative works that challenge and subvert attitudes towards body, gender and sexuality. Tangent provided the promotional material for her first major exhibition in Scotland at Tramway in Glasgow, bringing together key works spanning more than twenty years.
“Concrete, breezeblocks and crushed cars with underwear, stuffed tights and discarded mattresses.”
Lucas’ work is characterized by the use of everyday, familiar components; mixing raw, urban materials – concrete, breezeblocks and crushed cars – with more fragile and abject elements such as underwear, stuffed tights and discarded mattresses. Forms perched on concrete plinths or bound to domestic furniture appear to be comprised of conjoined, disembodied limbs, breasts and phalluses, evoking both historical and contemporary representations of the body.
We focused on creating a complementary design for the promotional material to accompany the exhibition, prominently featuring self-portrait imagery, stark colour pallet and typography inspired by the sexuality of Lucas’ work.