About

Lanyon's work focuses on the disquiet that defines our lives now, in contrast to the perceived social certainties of the past. It explores the climate of personal, social and political tension that this creates.

The work is rooted in ideas of the Anthropocene, the ‘Human Epoch’, and our rapidly changing relationship with the natural world. Using a range of materials and media across painting, drawing and sculpture, the work merges analogue techniques and materials with contemporary technology and production to further highlight these tensions. Recent work has closely explored the concepts of shelter and protection from apocalyptic or destructive events, through both external and internal agency, via the creation of actual protective shelters along with psychological or emotional refuges.

After graduating from the Royal College of Art, London, Lanyon was selected as one of the inaugural Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4's '4 New Sensations'. His work is included in the Zabludowicz Collection.

He is currently based in Bristol, UK, and an Associate of Spike Island

Forthcoming exhibitions: 

Plymouth Contemporary 2017, Peninsula Art Gallery and KARST, Plymouth, 15 July- 2 September  

Selected Exhibitions

2017

'Age of Panic', White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple, 20 April - 10 June

2016

Kith and Kin, Falmouth Art Gallery and Museum, 6 February - 16 April

2015

Broomhill 2015 National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill, Devon, 1 June 2015 - 28 May 2016

2014

Resilience, Goldman Sachs, London, March 10-23

2013

Neon, Neon Contemporary, Bristol, May 3 – June 4                                                                                  

The Looking Glass, Bristol, February 7-28

2012

No One In Dallas Really Cares About Me, Neon Contemporary, Bristol, June 16-20

2009

Hidden, Royal College of Art, London, April 16-24

2008

Misguided Souls, Heaven, London, May 25-27

2007

4 New Sensations, Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4, Old Truman Brewery,London,

Seduce/Expand/Convert, Turf Gallery, London, February 1-13

2006

AE@SOS, Smiths of Smithfield, London, August 2-24

2005

The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Jerwood Space, London & touring, September 13–October 25              

The Great Exhibition 2007, Royal College of Art Degree Show, Hyde Park, London, June 15-28                  

In Site, Royal College of Art, London, March 12 - 18                                                                                    

And Other Stories..., Royal College of Art, London, January 20 – 25

Awards

The Saatchi Gallery & Channel 4, 2007, ‘4 New Sensations’, Finalist

Collections

Zabludowicz Collection and various private collections