Pippa El-Kadhi Brown

Based London, UK
Pippa El-Kadhi Brown


The living space has developed a language, a mode of dialogue amongst itself. Each fragment is another puzzle piece inevitably leading towards an understanding of miscellaneous human identity.

My ideas are informed by environment, the domestic home and human nature. I am fascinated in in the way we, as humans, fill a space.  As animals our primitive needs are to eat, sleep and reproduce. The domestic home has rendered these needs extremely accessible with the ease of modern life. We are now functioning wild animals, surrounded by domesticated space.

The figures in my paintings are simply embodied suggestions of humans. Fleshy creatures are smudged across the canvas; they manifest the space, own furniture, play chess and obtain decorative foliage. The domestic settings which the figures adopt are highly psychological. Often vague and obscure, combining both interior and exterior, both merging and separating in tandem.

There is a level of humour and irony, painted in a playful manner and riddled with an underlying twist. Whilst my understanding of bodily presence has led me to themes such as phenomenology, alienation and existentialism, these spaces are not physical but emotional, manifested through depth and sensation, by merely domesticated beings.


University of Brighton, Fine Art Bachelors Degree : First-Class honours (1:1)
University of the Arts London, Camberwell : Foundation Diploma in Fine Art

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2019: Art Pegazs Taste of Life Award 
2019: The London Ultra 2019 : Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf, London (upcoming)
2019: The Taste of Life : Artpegazs, Riga, Latvia (upcoming)
2019: Cat’s Mother, Her, She : Organhaus, Chongqing, China
2019: Bleur : Monochrome Studios, London
2019: Binary : Partisan Collective, Manchester
2019: Creekside Graduate Studio Award
2018: Present Perfect Continuous : Old Biscuit Factory, London
2018: Rising Talent : Hastings Art Forum, Hastings
2018: Graduate Show, University of Brighton : Grand Parade, Brighton
2017: Land and Sea : Barbican House Museum, Lewes
2017: Inbetween : Grand Parade, Brighton
2015: UAL Camberwell Summer Show : CCW Progression Centre, London


2019 The Mancunion : The Binary Exhibition
2018 Edublogs : Graduates 2019 : Pippa El-Kadhi Brown : Painting
2018 Thalia Magazine : Artist Showcase
2018 Art Week : Present Perfect Continuous
2018 Brighton Journal : The Best Artworks from Brighton University Graduating Class of 2018


  • Award winner
  • Internationally exhibited

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • Living and creating art in Chongqing, China for 3 months, and exhibiting there at Organhaus Gallery
    • Having my first solo exhibition in London at Creekside
    • Production Designing my first feature length film
    • I aim to continue producing work, expand my practice and experiment with new ideas and techniques
    • I want to travel as much as possible and further expand my audience
  • Genre & Style

    • Abstract figurative
    • Painterly
    • Gestural
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Familiar surroundings; objects, rooms, people. Things that conjure emotion in one way or another
    • Interesting sculptural forms, relics and artefacts
    • Colours schemes, unexpectedly placed together in obscure places/on random objects like signs, fabrics, films
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Already sold works
    • Self-funded
  • Technique & Material

    • Oil paint
    • Acrylic
    • Airbrush


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