Bruce LACEY (b. 1927)

Bruce Lacey's diverse artistic practice consists of kinetic sculptures, assemblages, and performances, which he has been producing for over sixty years. A recent 2012 retrospective at the Camden Arts Centre, London, brought much deserved plaudits to this often under-valued and unknown artist.

 

Hospitalised during his late-adolescent years (for shock and then tuberculosis), his work is tinged with a joyous celebratory nature that could be attributed to his respect for the energy of life. Tutored by John Minton and Kenneth Rowntree at the Royal College of Art, he then trained as an electrical mechanic as part of his war-time training, and is a one-time props man, comedian, and set designer.

 

Lacey's work is in the Tate Collection and he lives and works in Norfolk.