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Lucy Panesar


I did not set out to become an artist. What motivates me to do the things I do is a strong sense of social responsibility.

What sometimes holds me back is a concern that my work might not be useful. My work is responsive, it talks back at history, it’s a vehicle for expressing both the personal and the political, and for probing global, capitalist power and self-legitimising knowledge.

I am currently trying to exorcise a deep-seated inferiority complex, exploring my inner chav and coolie, and through parodying my obsessive drive for self improvement.