Pippa Eason’s work makes observations of the abstraction/perception of nature, the tangible, the everyday, and considers it within the accelerating art world. They act as props for the near fictional imagery displayed often through a screen, they come to life, crumbling from the cocoon of reality, into the pixel generated sub-human culture. The use of symbols for example: dollar signs, cacti, chains, written word, and so on articulate the separation of art in life, against art on screen. These multi layered objects, or digital works serve as a signifier for the aesthetics of contemporary commerce, and viewing. Those aesthetics are then translated into the cyber world, reiterating itself over and over again. Pippa’s work is often installed intimately into a space, making the space intrinsic to much of her practice.
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Pippa Eason b.1993 is a contemporary artist, based in Manchester.
Eason's work makes observations of performative online gesture through sculpture, digital drawings, GIFs, and collages. Her practice symbolizes the crispness of advertising, with a hand-crafted touch. She makes comments on our positions as artists in the emerging art world, with hints at status anxiety, smartphone addiction, and meme culture. Her sculpture is ambiguous, though they aim to pick up on trend aesthetics in art, fashion and pop culture.
Selected Group Shows
‘Follies of Youth’ with Pavillion, performance, December 2013, Leeds.
‘De-CON-Struction’, November 2015, Liverpool
‘TPA X MUESLI Projects’, at Funf in the Baltic Triangle, April 2016, Threshold Festival, Liverpool
‘A Message out of The Big Blue’, June 2016, Another Vacant Space, Berlin
‘Group Show 1: Taction’ September 2016, serf, Leeds
‘Glitter is not Gold’ 2016, Four Words: MARKET, curated by Alan Dunn, September 2016, Leeds
‘Isthisit? AFK’, November 2016, New Cross, London
‘An Evening With isthisit?’, December 2016, Suffolk
‘I miss you, Blockbuster’ for isthisit? March 2017, London
‘An Offering to Baba Yaga’, March 2017, serf, Leeds
Group exhibition ‘Is This Real Lyf??’, June 2017, B&D studios, Newcastle.
Small world, PS Mirabel, July 2017, Manchester
Dishwasher Safe, System Gallery, August 2017 Newcastle
‘Cluny X Misugo’, The Whitworth Gallery, September 2017, Manchester
Sluice Biennial, September 2017, Hackney, London
A City of Two Tales, April 2018, Depot Studios, Manchester
Tough Matter X Site Gallery, July 2018, Sheffield
Empty Vessels, Scaffold Gallery, Bankley Gallery, August 2018, Manchester
Sense, Spanish City, November 2018, Newcastle
FIG.1 LIMELIGHT, Muddy Yard, December 2018, London
‘The Vitrines: Pippa Eason’ Solo exhibition curated by William Clarke, March 2016, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Leeds
‘Set In Stone’, October, 2016, residency and exhibition at Basement Arts Project, Leeds
‘From The Past and Future’, January 2018, York College Gallery, York
‘The Ball of My Foot’, April 2019, Seager Gallery, London
‘Penny Idol$ at White Cloth’, July 2016, collaborative exhibition with Emily Tomasso, White Cloth Gallery, Leeds
FILLA, with designer Nick Booton, January 2017, Lamberts Yard Gallery, Leeds
‘Still Scrolling’ with Ellie Hoskins, February 2017, The Trophy Room, Liverpool
‘IN THE PINK’, with Joseph Cotgrave, April 2017, serf, Leeds.
SubLIME s l I m e with Zoe Molloy at Goldtapped Gallery, January 2018, Newcastle
Selected: residencies | internships | talks | interviews | publications
‘7 Second Tour’, in association with Basement Arts Project, December 2015. Opening for publication, Leeds Art Gallery
Internship for ‘Filming Sculpture’ May-June 2016, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
‘Doremifasolasido’ Residency August 2016, Florence Arts Centre, Cumbria
Talk with Emily Tomasso for SPUR at The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
Interview as part of the isthisit? magazine, London.
Online residency for inhabit, by i.o.u.a.e, Newcastle.
Interview as part of the isthisit? magazine, London. - https://www.isthisitisthisit.com/pippa-eason
Launch of isthisit? Issue 2, ‘The Choice of a New Generation’, Essay contributed, The Muse Gallery, London
Cluny Glad & Sorry Issue, November 2017, Manchester
RUNG Magazine, Issue 1, Bristol
Isthisit? ‘Its Only Romantic on The Internet’ online exhibition
Artist workshop with Zoe Molloy, February 2018, GOLDTAPPED, Newcastle
Art In Liverpool- http://www.artinliverpool.com/events/car-park-space-de-con-struction-by-tpa/ By Ian Jackson
Art In Liverpool - http://www.artinliverpool.com/review-threshold-festival-exhibition-tpa-x-muesli-at-funf/ By Patrick Kirk-Smith
Corridor8 - http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-pippa-eason-set-in-stone-basement-arts-project-leeds/ By Lara Eggleton
Corridor 8 - http://www.corridor8.co.uk/article/newcastle-art-exhibition-ioue-real-lyf/ by Sarah Davies
BA Hons Fine Art
MA Art & Design