Pippa Young

Born in 1966 - United Kingdom


Pippa Young is a British artist. She has a BA from Falmouth University. Pippa was shortlisted for the prestigious '100 painters of tomorrow' publication from over 4000 applicants

Pippa Young: “Contemporary experience is fragmented, truth is shadowy and reality subjective. In a world where much of our experience is received second-hand, through printed and digital imagery, I am interested in the nature of the reality we construct around ourselves.

My aim is to express something of the transience and vulnerability of the human condition as well as the surreal and fragmented nature of the world around us.

I want to distil the figures to an essentialness; an essence.

Often the figures are posed to echo art-historical characters: Mantegna’s Saint Sebastian, or one of Vermeer’s subjects. When context is removed the figures become something else, oddly familiar; occupying an empty pictorial space, free from imposed narrative; timeless and unadorned.

I aim to create a contemplative space which conveys something of the Japanese sense of ‘mono no aware’. The best definition of this that I have found is: ‘beauty as an awareness of the transience of all things and a gentle sadness at their passing’.”

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Selected Exhibitons

2014 Pippa Young and Jamie Boyd, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
Spring exhibition, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
A Moment of Flux, Heseltine Gallery, Truro (NSA)
2013 Winter exhibition, Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London
Yuletide Exhibition, Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
Works on Paper, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
Group show, REN Fine Art, St Mary’s, Ascot
Suspended Sentences, REN Fine Art and Bucca, Newlyn
‘Persistent Illusion’ Solo Show, Bucca Gallery Newlyn
Spring group show, Hadfield Fine Art, Cheltenham
2012 Launch Collective, The Crypt, St Ives
Stellar Graduates, Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth
Rising Stars, Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
bareSPACE, Vyner Street Gallery, London
BA (Hons) Degree Show, University College Falmouth
2011 Red Dot 2, Falmouth Poly
2010 Traces (solo show), New Street Gallery Penzance
Selected Awards

2013 Shortlisted for ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’
Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition
Shortlisted for NOAC exhibition
2012 Shortlisted for NOAC exhibition
Shortlisted for RPS exhibition

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