Pippa Brabyn London, United Kingdom
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My experience working as a cruise ship Photographer stimulated my interest in travel, and specifically the sea, its power, mystery, visual and tactile qualities. These themes provide the backbone to my practice which I am currently developing as an art student at Central Saint Martins.

I explore a variety of practices and processes and consider myself a fine artist. Photography continues to inform my work and my painting informs my photography. I wish to explore new challenges as I develop my work and understand that as a fine artist one needs to be resilient and dedicated as well as embracing doubt that will inevitably occur.

I am exploring materials and their potential and I want to convey sensations with a range of media. Working predominantly two dimensionally, painting with unconventional materials comprises a large part of my practice. Collecting objects and materials is as much an art form as the pieces I create from them. Experimenting with video and sound has broadened the approach that I take and recently my thoughts and ideas have manifested themselves in large-scale assemblages.

Travel and exchange opportunities are desirable as this directly feeds my practice establishing myself as a practicing artist exploring the critical relationship between humankind and nature and how this manifests itself politically and socially. I am currently researching the postcard, as an object and as a metaphor. Particularly interesting to me are the parallels that can be drawn between the postcard and human experience. In revisiting my own postcards, collecting others through eBay, friends and family and establishing how the digital has impacted the postcard, I hope to establish themes and connections that can further my research and contribute to answering my question - Can the postcard act as a metaphor for our lives?


Untitled, MDF, Wood, rope, mirror, bricks, acrylic paint, inkjet print and spot lights, 2018


Previous projects




Pressed is a collective exhibition of young female artists studying at Central Saint Martins.

"She pressed the button to turn the lights on. She pressed her paintbrush onto the canvas, making her fingertips turn white. Can you press a little harder? I want my prints to be darker than this. A body was pressed into a head, and footprints...

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Rossopomodoro, Hoxton, London Details


29/01/2018 to 31/01/2018

Students from Central Saint Martins, Slade and Kingston University are proud to present to you a collaborative exhibition, demonstrating works founded in various concepts, manifested in a wide range of mediums and brought to you from the around the globe.... A selection of ALLSORTS...

Degree Art Gallery, Vyner Street, London Details



This was part of a cross - pathway collaboration within my fine art course at UAL involving students from London College of Communication and Central Saint Martins. The project started over the Easter holidays. It was organised and curated by an XD student, Rosie Back who asked me to be involved based on previous works. I was told that the key...

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Styx Bar, Tottenham Hale, London Details


07/06/2016 to 10/06/2016

An exhibition of printed works by staff and students at Central Saint Martins.

The Bomb Factory, Archway, London Details

Dirty Fingers

16/06/2016 to 30/06/2016

Dirty Fingers was a collaborative Exhibition where the subject was based solely on Chocolate and hosted by Dark Sugars chocolate shop on Brick Lane.

Dark Sugars, Brick Lane, London Details
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