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MIRROR  Series                                              

About this series

This series of recent paintings (2017) began as an exploration of mirrors and reflections. Using antique shaped mirrors, stencils were made of their distinctive outlines. Some are studies in light, shadow and interiors.


Some of these paintings acknowledge the explosion of de-formalised self portraiture through mobile ‘phone technology - a self-regarding yet popular activity which, in the main, rarely offers much context to the third party viewer.  Selfies are a kind of mirror but a mirror is a magic device.  It seems other worldly.  It may be a portal through which, like Alice and her Looking Glass, we might climb through to explore worlds both familiar and unfamiliar.

The paintings are reductive offering simple outlines and stances yet do portray character and mood.  Some of these paintings are incongruous - whimsical yet darkly disturbing and question to what degree we use masks of our own making to deflect others from seeing our true selves.





MIRROR series - Dreaming Girl, #1 oil on canvas (above),  and
Mirrorhead #2. Oil on paper © Pip Dickens 2017

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SOLO EXHIBITION  |   14-25 November 2017  |  Storey Gallery

Lancaster.  Private View 16 November 2017 |  6.30-8.30pm

MIRROR series - Dreaming Girl, #6 oil on canvas  
©  Pip Dickens 2017