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Solo Exhibition | The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Based on literary research and the Sir Michael Sadler Kashmir Shawl Collection at ULITA (University of Leeds International Textile Archive), the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds will exhibit new paintings and works on paper commissioned from artist Pip Dickens from 18 January to 14 April 2012.
Dickens extrapolates the Kashmiri ‘boteh’ motif from these exotic fabrics resulting
in anthropomorphic entities, heavy with shadow, placed within dramatic environments.
These motifs traverse the canvas -
She has visited methodologies and imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, Disney animation and
the claustrophobic ‘arena’ interiors of Francis Bacon to present her boteh shapes
as individuals, or groups, in socio-
Pip Dickens has a Masters in Fine Art from The Slade School of Art (UCL, London)
graduating in 2000. She studied her BA at Leeds Metropolitan University where she
has been both a Visiting Lecturer and, from 2006 -
‘The Shadow Followers’, oil on canvas, copyright Pip Dickens
She was shortlisted for the NatWest Art Prize in 1997 and is the recipient of the
Jeremy Cubitt Prize (Slade School of Fine Art). She also won the Edna Lumb Art Travel
Prize in 1995 where she travelled to Iceland. She was a nominee for the Jerwood Contemporary
Painters 2009 and shortlisted for the Celeste Painting Prize 2009. Her recent, substantial,
solo exhibition 'Toward the Light: Pip Dickens' at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford
will tour selected venues in the UK until end 2012. In 2010-
In addition to her painting practice she has worked with Ken Shuttleworth’s architectural practice, Make Architects, on a major integral public art commission for a prestigious development in London. Her work has been purchased by a variety of private collectors including architects, commercial, leisure and financial institutions.
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