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Painting (MA)

Pippa El-Kadhi Brown

A Story of Spirits and Uncanny Encounters, Oil, acrylic, pastel and paper on canvas, 150 x 270 cm
Strings in Hand the Puppet Master Plays, with Great Shining Talons for Claws, Oil, acrylic, pastel and paper on canvas, 148 x 296 cm
Daddy Long Legs, Cardboard, acrylic and masking tape, 82 x 37 x 29 cm
The Watchful Eye, Cardboard, acrylic, spray paint and masking tape, 107 x 70 x 44 cm
Yellowbelly, Cardboard, acrylic, masking tape, spray paint and marker pen, 21 x 38 x 35 cm
Four Feet Wide, Cardboard, acrylic, spray paint and masking tape, 55 x 54 x 40 cm
The Midnight Salesman, Oil, acrylic, weaved canvas and expanding foam, 135 x 150 cm
The Midnight Salesman, details
Night Dwellers, Oil on canvas, 150 x 270 cm
Night Dwellers, details
Moth Under Moonlight, Oil on canvas, 135 x 240 cm
Safe House; A Story of Spirits and Uncanny Encounters, Mixed Media, Dimensions Variable
Safe House; A Story of Spirits and Uncanny Encounters, details

Pippa El-Kadhi Brown is a London based artist who explores the enigmatic dialogue between domestic space, consciousness, and the human psyche.

She studied BA Painting at The University of Brighton, School of Art (2018). Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at CBU Gallery for her Solo Exhibition Where the Dust Settles (2022), Taipei, Taiwan. Other solo exhibitions include Around You, Within You, or Nowhere at All (2020), Ashurst, London, and House Plants (2019), Creekside Projects, London. She is currently showing in Fancy a Bite? (2022) with Studio West Gallery, London.

She received The Ali H. Alazzi Scholarship Award (2020), The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize (2020), The Art Pegazs Taste of Life Award (2019), The Creekside Graduate Studio Award (2019) and has recently been shortlisted for the Chadwell Award (2022).

She has taken part in residencies internationally; Organhaus Residency (2019), Chongqing, China and the Creekside Graduate Studio Residency (2019), London, UK, and has an upcoming residency with Artpegazs' Artfarm Liepaja in Liepaja, Latvia.

She has been featured by Made in Bed, Where’s The Frame and She Curates.

Show Location: Battersea campus: Painting Building, Ground floor

Alive, beating and breathing. The home is a system of organs. The home is an entire organism. A juicy, dusty, clean, hard mess. A manmade Frankenstein, clothed in wallpaper, bricks, and crumbling mortar. Fitted with pipes for veins and windows for lungs.

With paint, I playfully disembowel the anatomy of the domestic environment, gutting from the inside out. I create a compression of reality; an ode to the (dys)functionality of the cartoonesque. 

I have never much enjoyed making paintings of landscapes. For me they are far too broad, too vast for me to sink my teeth into. But the domestic landscape never fails to intrigue me. I am fascinated in the way we as humans, live in and fill space(s), both physical and psychological.

Like parasites, we infest the home’s body. We fill it with, furniture, houseplants and miscellaneous ‘objets’, until it evolves into something else. Something alive. Something familiar. An extension of oneself. A complex tapestry of a life lived.

My paintings of inner worlds are not physical but emotional, manifested through depth and sensation, reflected in us all as domesticated beings.

The Ali H. Alkazzi Scholarship