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Susan Hippe BA(Hons) SGFA
"I was born in South Africa and have lived in a variety of countries [USA, Denmark, Germany, France, Great Britain].
Since graduating in 1999, I have been exhibiting and producing work on a regular basis, including one public and numerous private commissions. I have had several solo exhibitions in London and taken part in group exhibitions in New York, Paris, Edinburgh, Spain, London and the UK.
In terms of style I am primarily concerned with movement. In a way, the act of drawing is choreographic; a drawn line is both a graphic entity and a physical movement that is at once spontaneous and precise, it is accomplished in one continuous movement. The pen hits the surface running and leaves it in the same fashion.
I translate my interest in movement on a visual pictorial level. The movement of a body, voice or melody transgresses into sweeping mass of lines capturing the energy and eroticism of the moving figure.
I want to create dynamic images, which energise the viewer, whatever the theme and mood of the picture; I want to reflect my own energy within the physical process of making.
I like to combine a vigorous working process with humour, exuberance and eccentricity.
Born in Johannesburg , I was inspired by the vitality and richness of colour, which surrounded me in South Africa .
I often like to combine drawing with mixed media/collage: I find it interesting to incorporate the use of more unusual media - either as support or collage material - such as cosmetic pads, coffee filters, pencil sharpener residue, plastic, quilt, textile, aluminium foil, balloons, etc., exploring the possibilities of the apparently banal objects of the consumer's world.
Inspiration is everywhere. Popular culture, street life, folklore, travelling, opera, ballet, theatre, daily life experiences and observations. An important aspect is also the notorious humour of the Anglo-Saxon culture."
- October 2008: 'Somethin' About You Babe I Like',
Barbican Library, London.
- Permanent: Graham's Fine Art Gallery , London.
- November 2005: 'Blue For Me And You', Graham's Fine Art Gallery , London ; Marziart International Gallery , Hamburg.
- October 2005: The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair 2005, London.
- September 2005: Menier Gallery, with Society of Graphic Fine Art, London.
- August/June 2005: Gallery KALEIDOSCOPE, London.
- June 2005: 'Pink Week' - Female, Graham's Fine Art Gallery , London .
- February 2005: 'Hard Bodies', Arndean Gallery, Cork Street , London .
- December/November 2004: 'Pink Week' - Male, Graham's Fine Art Gallery , London .
- October 2004: The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair 2004, London ; Hotbath Gallery, with the Society of Graphic Fine Art, Bath .
- September 2004: The Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool .
- September/July 2004: Lang Gallery, London ; The Lotus Gallery, Bath .
- May 2004: Gallery 28, with the Society of Graphic Fine Art, Cork Street , London .
- February 2004: Two Women Show, Lang Gallery, London .
- January 2004/December 2003: Lang Gallery, London .
- December 2003: Blue Wing Gallery, London .
- November 2003: Royal College of Art Secret 2003, Royal College of Art , London .
- October 2003: 'Drawing, the End of the Line', Centre Culturel Jean Lurcat, Saint-Lo , France .
- October/September 2003: Hotbath Gallery, with the Society of Graphic Fine Art, Bath .
- June 2003: Gallery 47, with the Society of Graphic Fine Art, London .
- January 2003: 'A day without fun is a day lost forever', Solo Exhibition, Space Gallery, London .
- October 2002: Hotbath Gallery, with the Society of Graphic Fine Art, Bath .
- August 2002: Museo Municipal Ourense, with Riverside Artists Group, Spain .
- August/July 2002: A&D Gallery, Solo Exhibition, London .
- June 2002: 'Challenge the Nail', Salon des Arts, London ; Fulham Palace Museum , with Riverside Artists Group, London .
- May/April 2002: The Start Gallery 2000, London .
- March 2002: Gallery 47, with the Society of Graphic Fine Art, London .
- March/February 2002: Affordable Art Fair Spring 2002, London .
- December 2001: 'Boys and Girls - Girls and Boys', Solo Exhibition, Gallery 73, Brighton .
- October 2001: The Start Gallery 2000, London .
- August 2001: Hoax Gallery at the Lux Centre, London .
- July 2001: Espace Garden City Gallery, Paris .
- May 2001: 'Beautiful Creatures', Solo Exhibition, The Red Gate Gallery, London .
- April 2001: Candid Arts Trust, London .
- February 2001: 'Art on Paper', Royal College of Art, London ; Brighton Media Centre Gallery, Brighton .
- November 2000: 'The Nude', Karen Taylor Contemporary Art Gallery , Twickenham; Lauderdale House, with the Society of Graphic Fine Art, London .
- October 2000: Affordable Art Fair 2000, London ; Gallery Voltaire, London .
- September 2000: DFN Gallery , New York .