Cathy Lomax is a London based painter. Her work is a contemporary and personal exploration of popular culture, beauty, celebrity and identity.   Lomax has an MA Fine Art from Central St Martins and is the director of Transition Gallery in East London. She also edits two art and culture magazines, Arty and Garageland and in 2016 she started a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, researching the role of makeup in the creation of the female star image.
  Lomax won the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2016, was an Abbey Painting Fellow at the British School at Rome in 2014 and was shortlisted for the East London Painting Prize in 2014 and 2015.

'My work is rooted in the romance of popular culture, assimilating media fictions and mythologies of fame and juxtaposing them with personal identities, secrets and the everyday, to create a seductive visual narrative. Photography, often the source of imagery, is reconfigured to create a wish-list of popular and obscure icons - particularly from English history and contemporary culture.
  The work takes the form of groups of paintings, which may be combined with other elements to form fragmented stories that chart a curious contemporary longing for something unobtainable.'

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