A Shifting Uncertainty - Drawings
October16TH - November 4TH 2015
P.V. October 15TH
‘To live in the modern world is to participate in a shifting uncertainty. Experience is
fragmented, meaning ambiguous. What seems to be apparent on the surface, can
prove to be something else entirely underneath; interpretation varies from one person
to another. Information is received through a jumble of influences, much of it
photographic imagery. I am interested in the nature of the reality we construct around
ourselves from the fragments of information we receive. I am also interested in the
representation of reality, through painting and photography, and the differences
between the two.’
Arusha Gallery are pleased to present our first solo exhibition for the exceptional painter,
Pippa Young. A Shifting Uncertainty will comprise of two exhibitions, the first of her
drawings, and the second to be held in October 2016, will comprise of a new collection
of oil paintings.
Drawing has always been the foundation of Pippa’s practice, it is the process by which
she explores her ideas, takes risks and creates new compositions, it is therefore a
logical decision to curate this first show around these works. Through her compositions,
Pippa juxtaposes fragments of symbolism, a variety of visual languages and an
ambiguous context, her aim is that the viewer will interpret the works in their own way.
With several universal themes running through her work such as fragility of the human
condition, the transience of life and the subjective nature of reality, there are many
strings of thought which we as the viewer can all relate and connect with.
With the works executed in a variety of mediums including pencil, silverpoint,
printmaking and painting as well as her use of book covers as a new surface, the
exhibition questions what we perceive drawing to be and allows us to discover new and
interesting ways to engage with her practice.
About the Artist:
Since graduating from Falmouth University with a First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art degree,
Pippa’s work has received International recognition for her technical skill and the
interesting conceptual narratives she creates through her practice. In 2013, a year after
graduating, she was shortlisted for both the Threadneedle Exhibition and ‘100 Painters
of Tomorrow’ (Beers Lambert/Thames Hudson). 2014 then saw her work shortlisted for
Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art as well as being selected by Rebecca
Wilson, chief curator of Saatcchi Art as ‘Artist to Invest in 2014 Part 3’.
With several successful exhibitions to date including solo shows in London, Newlyn and
Penzance and representation at London Art Fair and Art 15, it is a great honour to host
her first solo exhibition in Scotland.