9 - 11pm, Wednesday 5th Jul


BSG: Katy Papineau - A Poison Tree

Afterparty down the street post opening at Blue Shop Gallery.

Wed-Sun: 11-6pm

Katy Papineau (b.1991) is a figurative painter who lives and works in London. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Bristol in 2014, and completed The Drawing Year at The Royal Drawing School in 2019. Since graduating she has participated in artist residencies in France and Italy, and has taken part in group shows at Blue Shop Gallery, Christie’s London, Frestonian Gallery, and Compton Verney, among others. Papineau is currently part of the faculty at the Royal Drawing School, where her teaching focuses on symbolism, memory and imagination.

Papineau’s practice encompasses drawing, painting and printmaking. Colour is an essential vehicle through which she conveys emotion and atmosphere, working instinctively in thin layers of paint and pigment. These layers combine to result in a subtle complexity of colour, pattern and texture. Papineau is influenced by the stage-like spaces found in medieval illuminated manuscripts and the Sienese School of painting, which provide a setting for protagonists to act out scenes of her orchestration.


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