Approved: 08.02.2013

Pippa Blake

Artist

Approved: 08.02.2013

My work is suspended in the boundaries between light and dark, between abstraction and representation, and between experience and what lies beneath in the mind. The medium is crucial : the physicality of layers of paint or the multiple surfaces by which an image is created in my exploratory perspex boxes. The source material for the work is taken from the internet, television news and feature film

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  • Location: Portsmouth, South East
  • Artforms: Mixed media , Painting
  • Tags: conversation, eclipse, fear, haven, safety, isolation, prisoners, island, paradise, south pacific, performance, rehearsal, theatre, lone man, residency
 
 

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    Biography

    My work is suspended in the boundaries between light and dark, between abstraction and representation, and between experience and what lies beneath in the mind. The medium is crucial : the physicality of layers of paint or the multiple surfaces by which an image is created in my exploratory perspex boxes. The source material for the work is taken from the internet, television news and feature film so it is the mechanism of the camera lens that underpins a transformation through the media of paint or layered light. I am concerned with landscape in its broadest interpretation, and am drawn to the melancholic, and to the desolation of war. I look for beauty in the ugly : transformed by the surface of the paint - in container terminals, wastelands outside the city and , in recent work, in the silence of the moment before a bomb explodes , the boundary between what was and its destruction. I see these landscapes and anchor a glimpse of them, perhaps light in the dark, something caught in the half-light at night or in the terror of an instant in the arena of war. I intend the works to illuminate a search for something intangible, something in the space at the edge of our experience or the gap between the conscious and the subliminal, below the threshold of sensation.

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    Solo exhibitions

    2017 - Quest : Candida Steven's Gallery ,Chichester ,West Sussex : May/June '17 

    2016 - Someone Who'll Watch Over Me :  , Garden Gallery Pallant House , Chichester                  

    2015 - Utopia:Dystopia : Embassy Tea Gallery, London

    2015 - Utopia:Dystopia : Edward James Studios, West Dean College, West Sussex

    2012 - Conflicted : Artis Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

    2010 - Inside/Out : West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex

    2010 - Pippa Blake : Journey, In association with Louis Vuitton, Auckland , New Zealand 

    Group exhibitions

    2017 : Good Nature , Candida Steven's Gallery ,Chichester , West Sussex : September '17

    2017 : 10 West Gallery , Santa Barbara , California : March 2 - March 28 '17 

    2017 : Summer Show , Artis Gallery , Auckland New Zealand.

    2016 : The Story of Art, Candida Stevens Fine Art , Chichester , West Sussex

    2016 : Ellipse : Angelika Studios, High Wickham

    2016 : Ellipse : Galerie Remise, Beusselstrasse 2, 10053 Berlin

    2015 : The Windows are Illuminated, Embassy Tea Gallery , London

    2014 :  'Et la peinture' , Galerie du Jour Agnes B, Paris

    2014 : 20 Painters, Phoenix Gallery , Brighton

    2014 : Artis Gallery , Auckland , New Zealand

    2013 -  National Open Arts Competition, Royal College of Art 

    2013 -  Zimmer Stewart Gallery, West Sussex 'Black & White'

    2013 - Unity Arts Trust, Metro House, Chichester, West Sussex

    2012 - Mixed show, Artis Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

    2011 - Conversations : Artel, The Spring Arts Centre, Havant, Hants

    Residencies 

    2015 - Minerva Theatre , Chichester , West Sussex ( on the play Someone Who'll Watch Over Me) by Frank McGuinness

    2014 - MInerva Theatre , Chichester , West Sussex  (on the play PItcairn by Richard Bean)

    2007 - National Oceanographic Institute ( collaboration with Artel group), RRS Discovery, 3 week voyage between Newfoundland and Iceland

    2005 - Flux Project : Woodruffs Barn , West Sussex

    Publications

    Pippa Blake : Journey - published by Penguin NZ (2011)