Arthur Lanyon, Left Bank, 2017 [Detail]

Arthur Lanyon, Left Bank, 2017 [Detail]



Arthur Lanyon gained a first class degree in Fine Art from Cardiff University in 2008. Upon graduating he was featured in Saatchi's 2008 group show ‘New Sensations’. In 2014, his work was in the long-list for the Aesthetica Art Prize and was included in the award's published anthology. Focusing primarily on painting, he now works from a studio near Penzance, in Cornwall.

Arthur Lanyon's work catches the eye with the gravity of his abstractions, the control of the compositional structure, the contrast between soft and hard contours and his extreme ability of applying colours. The textures in his paintings are competitive; fighting for attention are scratches, scrawls, and thick marker-like brush strokes. Yet, together they work harmoniously – a collection of marks, colours and opacities that create a magnetic tension, holding the canvas as one.


Press Releases

On Painting - Steve Caplin, Augustine Carr, Harriet Florence Farmer, Sally Heywood, Polly Johnston, Arthur Lanyon, Kate Palmer, Sean Scully, James Tailor

14 June - 28 July 2019

CEREMONY - Jim Threapleton, Mike Ballard, Teresita Dennis, Philip Gurrey, Arthur Lanyon, Claude Temin-Vergez and Sarah Shaw

17 May – 9 June 2017


Exhibition History Highlights

2019 - On Painting, No 20 Gallery, London

- One of One, After Projects, 163 Gallery London

- Mixed Winter Exhibition, Anima Mundi, UK

2018 - White Chalk Lines, Solo exhibition at Anima Mundi Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

- Spring 1883, Blockprojects, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, Australia

- Art on the Mind, 10 Hanover Gallery, London

- London Art Fair, No 20 Gallery, London

2017 - Mixed Winter, Anima Mundi Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

- Show Us Your Smalls - Vout-O-Renees, Stash Gallery, London

- Paper Cuts, Tripp Gallery, London

- Painting Now - XXXX Vol. 1, CGK Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

- Ceremony, TAT ART, Galeria Carles Tachè, Barcelona, ES 

 - Ceremony, No 20 Gallery, London

- London Art Fair, Anima Mundi, St. Ives, Cornwall

2016Return To The Whale, Solo exhibition at Anima Mundi Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall

2015 - Mixed winter exhibition, Anima-Mundi, St Ives, Cornwall

- Wanderlust, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London

2012 - 100 Curators 100 Days , Saatchi online exhibition by Rebecca Wilson

2008 - New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery, The Old Truman Brewery, London

- Degree Show, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff

2007 - The Hans Brinker Painting Award, Hans Brinker Hotel, Amsterdam




On Painting

Exhibition catalogue 32 pages, fully illustrated in colour 5.8 x 8.3 inches (14.8 x 21 cm)

Click here to download a pdf version of the catalogue


Exhibition catalogue
24 pages, fully illustrated in colour5.8 x 8.3 inches (14.8 x 21 cm)

Click here to download a pdf version of the catalogue

Arthur Lanyon, Key Chord & Quarter,, 2017 [Detail]

Arthur Lanyon, Key Chord & Quarter,, 2017 [Detail]