Phil Illingworth: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month May 2021: Phil Illingworth, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. CBP: To cover the big broad question first; what is the relationship in your practice between painting, sculpture and installation? Did you come from a conventional painting … Read More

Rachel Lancaster
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Rachel Lancaster Rachel Lancaster’s practice is focused on painting and its intersections with the languages of cinema, music and photography. Photographic ‘stills’ from found moving imagery, alongside an archive of her own photographs are selected from, edited and then translated … Read More

Sikelela Owen: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month April 2021: Sikelela Owen, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. CBP: Your recent painting evokes a sense of reflection, contemplation, and something quite peaceful. This feels quite rare in the world of contemporary figurative painting that often … Read More

Marguerite Horner
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Marguerite Horner My practice is concerned with the non-material, a reality we can access through contemplation and painting…Jung asserts that ‘the experience of the Sacred and Holy is a fundamental requirement of the self. To deny it brings spiritual decay; … Read More

Gordon Dalton: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month March 2021: Gordon Dalton, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Dead Reckoning is the process of calculating your direction by using a previously determined position. It is thought that Dutch sailors threw dead bodies overboard to calculate … Read More

Natalie Dowse: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month February 2021: Natalie Dowse, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Natalie Dowse works from the close examination of the photographic image or extracted film still, derived from the surveillance, documentation and scrutiny of various locations. Carefully selected … Read More

Iain Andrews: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month January 2021: Iain Andrews, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Contemporary British Painting: Your paintings are steeped in painting history references from Renaissance – Hieronymus Bosch, Romanticism and the alien landscapes of surrealism; Max Ernst. It feels … Read More

Cara Nahaul: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month December 2020: Cara Nahaul, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Contemporary British Painting: The title of your recent solo exhibition ‘Impossible Garden’ at Taymour Grahne encapsulates your practice depicting psychologically charged interior and exterior spaces conjured … Read More

Vitalistic Fantasies at The Cello Factory
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We are delighted to announce that Vitalistic Fantasies is coming to The Cello Factory, London. An expanded version of the exhibition originally planned for 2020 BEEP Painting Biennial in Swansea will open on 2 December in London just as lockdown … Read More

Plausible Objects / Difficult Things
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Iain Andrews • G.L. Brierley • Pen Dalton • Tim Dodds • Sam Douglas • Alex Hanna • Alison Pilkington • Joanna Whittle • Frances Woodley Essay by Dr. Frances Woodley, author and curator ‘. . . although objects typically … Read More

Tim Dodds plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsTim Dodds Your prompts with regard to model making are useful as I realize it has changed over the last few years, despite the fact I’ve kept a lot of the models I started making eight … Read More

GL Brierley plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsG.L. Brierley The work has moved on from painting the thing as a possible object one could own which was rooted in the traditional still life genre. I then started to think about the objects being … Read More

Frances Woodley plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsFrances Woodley I’m not sure whether to call these digital works ‘paintings’, though I’d like to. Their roots go back to my research into contemporary painting’s conversations with the still life tradition, but they also depart … Read More

Iain Andrews plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsIain Andrews For me, working as an art psychotherapist with teenagers, much of the working process involves a certain amount of faith in the unconscious and its ability to communicate in ways that bypass spoken language … Read More

Pen Dalton plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsPen Dalton I’ve never given much thought to ‘content’, considering myself to be concerned with – as you indicate – the painting itself as the primary object. My intention is usually to concentrate on the mediums, … Read More

Sam Douglas plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsSam Douglas It is interesting how you have selected some of my favourite CBP artists and also G.L. Brierley’s whose work I have been familiar with for some time. It is primarily the painting processes of … Read More

Joanna Whittle plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsJoanna Whittle My paintings focus on constructing worlds using temporary and moveable structures such as tents, shelters and fairground facades. They are painted to a high level of detail in order to authenticate these constructed worlds. Each … Read More

Alison Pilkington plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsAlison Pilkington A Little HollowWith my hands cuppingI make a little hollow.A hollow to nest in,a hollow for dreams,a hollow to dance in,and lost things.In this hollow I holdmy hopes and dreams.Turning in my fingers,slipping through … Read More

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