Born in New York in 1990, Lucy Bull is a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles primarily known for her dreamlike paintings. Bull earned her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012, and has since dazzled the art world with her ebullient compositions. Amorphous shapes, textured patterns and bright colors are key features of her works, which merge the abstract and the surreal. Her practice strikes a balance between the chromatic vibrancy of color field paintings of the likes of Alma Thomas, Helen Frankenthaler or Sam Gilliam with gestural markings that recall the Surrealist landscapes of artists such as Max Ernst. Bull’s method of creation is a process-based mediation between calculation and impulse; first employing loose brushwork, the artist then builds upon it, layer by layer, until she finally reaches a trance-like abstraction.