Alix Philippe (b. 1984, Brussels) is a Belgian painter who lives and works in London, England where she is currently attending the Turps Art School.
Alix Philippe’s paintings are based on observation and memories. Standing out from her previous almost realistic paintings, her work does not fall in any classification and fluctuates between figuration and abstraction.
Using her sketchbooks, photographs or recalling feelings from her past, the artist wants the viewer to make up their own story. Her paintings often look like a collage or a patchwork of strange and fragmented environments painted on delicately primed linen or canvasses which feature the recurring sensation or impression of the light as a background.
Her atmospheric paintings tell us stories without a beginning or an end as well as resist any spatial or historical reading. Offbeat elements from different origins and often contrasting in their style leave the viewer with questions, resisting any straightforward answers.
Selected previous exhibitions include solo shows in London at the Centre For Recent Drawing (2022), in Belgium at the Cultural Centre of Bastogne (2022), the gallery Jos Joos in Brussels (2018) or in Paris at the Parcours Saint-Germain, Mériguet-Carrère, (2019). Her work has been featured in numerous group shows in the UK, France or in Belgium as well as in art fairs including: Affordable Art Fair New York (2018), Accessible Art Fair in Brussels (2016, 2017). Recent residencies include the residency Artak350 in Iceland (2020), Nicky Ginsberg Art Residency in Provence (2019) and Cyprus College or Art, Lempa (2023). She has been shortlisted for the Louis Schmidt Price in Brussels (2018)
Born Brussels, Belgium 1984
Lives and works in London, England and Amberloup, Belgium
2023 Martin Kudlek Gallery, Brussels
2022 Plateforme, Centre Culturel de Bastogne, Belgium
2022 Platform, C4RD, London
2019 Parcours Saint Germain, La Fleur de l’art, Mériguet-Carrère, Paris
2018 Roses in the Shadow, Jos Joos Gallery, Brussels
2023 Windows and Thresholds, Bell House, Dulwich, London
2023 Lagoon, Fitzrovia Gallery, London
2022 Mood Times Ten, Fitzrovia Gallery, London
2019 Gallery Topos Project, London
2019 Connexions Silencieuses, Église Saint-Laurent, Eygalières, France
2018 AAF, Fabrique Artistique Gallery, New York
2018 Hartggerston, The Barge House, London
2018 Prix Louis Schmidt, ULB, Brussels
2017 La Délicieuse, Hangar Art Center, Brussels
2017 ACAF, BOZAR, Brussels
2017 Niches and Nuances, Gallery 54 Mayfair, London
2016 ACAF, Jewish Museum, Brussels
2021-2023 – Turps Art School, London
2008-2009 – Fashion, Institut Saint-Luc, Brussels
2005-2006 – Comics, Institut Saint-Luc, Brussels
2002-2006 – Laws, Louvain-la-Neuve University, Belgium
2023 Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus
2021 Centre For Recent Drawing, London
2020 Artak350 Residency, Grundarfjördur, Iceland
2019 Nicky Ginsberg Art Creative Residency, Provence, France
2019 Portrait of Professor Simone Vanderhaegen, University of Louvain, Belgium