Pippa El-Kadhi Brown

Based London, UK
Pippa El-Kadhi Brown



I am fascinated in in the way we, as humans, live in and fill space(s), both physical and psychological. Space has the capacity, through distortion, to become intellective; as the viewer steps into my paintings, the paint reaches back out to the viewer, fusing and separating in tandem.

Fleshy creatures smear across the canvas, their surroundings extensions of themselves. Enclosing a hive of information, the domestic home is suggestive of the occupier, filled with objects that allude a past, present and future, exposing certain elements and concealing others. Blissfully unaware of the outside world, the figures unknowingly become part of the furniture; they begin to merge.

My interest and understanding of bodily presence/absence and its relationship to consciousness, has drawn my interest to philosophical movements such as phenomenology, existentialism and themes such as alienation. The spaces I paint are not physical, but emotional, manifested through depth and sensation, reflected in us as 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

2020: DragonT: Ugly Duck, London
2019: Meet and See: The Wushan Art Centre, Chongqing, China
2019: Art Pegazs Taste of Life Award 
2019: The London Ultra
2019 : Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf, London 
2019: The Taste of Life : Artpegazs, Riga, Latvia 
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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