‘To live in the modern world is to participate in a shifting uncertainty. Experience is fragmented, meaning ambiguous. What seems to be apparent on the surface, can prove to be something else entirely underneath; interpretation varies from one person to another. Information is received through a jumble of influences, much of it photographic imagery. I am interested in the nature of the reality we construct around ourselves from the fragments of information we receive. I am also interested in the representation of reality, through painting and photography, and the differences between the two.’

Arusha Gallery are pleased to present our first solo exhibition for the exceptional painter, Pippa Young. A Shifting Uncertainty will comprise of two exhibitions, the first of her drawings, and the second to be held in October 2016, will comprise of a new collection of oil paintings.

Drawing has always been the foundation of Pippa’s practice, it is the process by which she explores her ideas, takes risks and creates new compositions, it is therefore a logical decision to curate this first show around these works. Through her compositions, Pippa juxtaposes fragments of symbolism, a variety of visual languages and an ambiguous context, her aim is that the viewer will interpret the works in their own way. With several universal themes running through her work such as fragility of the human condition, the transience of life and the subjective nature of reality, there are many strings of thought which we as the viewer can all relate and connect with.

With the works executed in a variety of mediums including pencil, silverpoint, printmaking and painting as well as her use of book covers as a new surface, the exhibition questions what we perceive drawing to be and allows us to discover new and interesting ways to engage with her practice.

About Pippa Young

Since graduating from Falmouth University with a First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art degree, Pippa’s work has received International recognition for her technical skill and the interesting conceptual narratives she creates through her practice. In 2013, a year after graduating, she was shortlisted for both the Threadneedle Exhibition and ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’ (Beers Lambert/Thames Hudson). 2014 then saw her work shortlisted for Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art as well as being selected by Rebecca Wilson, chief curator of Saatcchi Art as ‘Artist to Invest in 2014 Part 3’.

With several successful exhibitions to date including solo shows in London, Newlyn and Penzance and representation at London Art Fair and Art 15, it is a great honour to host her first solo exhibition in Scotland.