Born in North Wales, 1992
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2012-2016
Lydia London’s work is concerned with psychological processes. In her most recent video she explores ideas about false memory, the unreliability of memory itself and how memories begin to fall apart the more we remember them. Virtual rooms evoke the history of mnemonics yet they are filled with objects that constantly shift resisting the fixing we need to make a memory.
In her digital montages she explore themes of nostalgia, forgetting, isolation and displacement. Strange fictional landscapes attempt to illustrate how our memories confuse spaces in our minds.
Lydia’s paper collages use fashion models as vehicles for discussing hidden anxieties and depression associated with mental illness. The polished façade is removed to create vulnerable, bruised figures.