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

Alex Hanna plausible objects
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Plausible Objects / Difficult ThingsAlex Hanna Looking at the images you selected for this exhibition I can understand why you wrote about ‘painting’s ability to create worlds and the objects that populate them within its frame’. With the ‘Infanta’ series … Read More

Freya Purdue: Artist of the Month
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Freya Purdue Contemporary British Painting artist of the month November 2020 My paintings inhabit the border between abstraction and figuration and have their basis in exploration through seeing, experience and research around the ideas I am currently working with. I … Read More

Vitalistic Fantasies
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The exhibition, due to launch in Swansea from 3 October 2020, was postponed due to lockdown. You can view the paintings in the slideshow above (click on any image to view full-screen versions) and download the catalogue below. Vitalistic Fantasies … Read More

Matthew Krishanu: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month October 2020. This month CBP talks to Matthew Krishanu about his commission for the Hayward Gallery / Southbank Centre; ‘Everyday Heroes’. Matthew is one of a select group of featured artists and poets celebrating the contributions … Read More

Vitalistic Fantasies
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Vitalistic Fantasies, a Contemporary British Painting exhibition that coincides with the 2020 BEEP Painting Biennial. Launched in 2012 the Beep (Biennial Exhibition of Painting) is a contemporary painting prize that brings together artists from all over the world. This year … Read More

Alison Pilkington: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month September 2020: Alison Pilkington, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman. CBP: Viewing your recent paintings and to paraphrase what they look like, the painterly world of Alison Pilkington depicts fidgety cartoonish figures jostling for space in portals within … Read More

yes/no: A CBP virtual open studio
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A CBP virtual open studio Curated by Deb Covell, Paula MacArthur and Judith Tucker, built by Isaac Ashby David Ainley, Iain Andrews, Amanda Ansell, Karl Bielik, Day Bowman, Julian Brown, Simon Carter, Deb Covell, Lucy Cox, Gordon Dalton, Pen Dalton, … Read More

Fiona Eastwood
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Fiona Eastwood There is an engagement with proximity in the work. Proximity in the addressing of space within the paintings and the remove of the painting from the photographic resource. This remove provides the ‘small space of slippage …where our … Read More

David Lock: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month August 2020: David Lock, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman. CBP: Collage is key to the construction and narrative of your painting. Your collages and paintings of men have kept the evidence of this construction depicting sliced and … Read More

Joanna Whittle in conversation with David Orme
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IntroductionJoanna Whittle’s ‘Between Islands’ is an Arts Council (Developing Creative Practice) funded project working with the Harley Gallery and Portland Collection on the Welbeck Estate. The project and subsequent exhibition explore the relationship between ‘creating worlds’ and ‘creating collections’ and … Read More

Alison Pilkington
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Alison Pilkington In my paintings I try to conjure up strange and unsettling worlds where all is not entirely at ease. Humour, the absurd and private jokes abound in strange unsettling landscapes. Bizarre figures are recurring motifs. They frequently make … Read More

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