PIP RYAN . EXHIBITIONS AT STOCKROOM



Pick it till it Bleeds
PIP RYAN

Growing up, Pip Ryan invented fictitious animals and hypothetical situations, using hybrid
creatures she had imagined. Her scenarios were usually darkly comical, inserting imaginary
beasts into unusual and bizarre circumstances. These days, implanting colourful beings in
absurd scenarios are still very much part of her focus. Her work presents a multitude of fictional
characters including animals, disembodied figures and mythical beasts that cascade down a
labyrinth of disturbing and gagging imagery.

'Pick it till it Bleeds' is a new series of works on paper and sculptures by Ryan. Using fleshy forms
and imagined creatures, the show engages ideas of humour, irony and the absurd to examine
states of anxiety, itches that can’t be scratched, and wounds that are persistently interrupted by
picking. Playful fluid forms and upturned heads offer titillating insights into Ryan’s psyche and
her compulsion to be excited by the abject.

Lounging Lizards , 2019 watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Lounging Lizards, 2019
watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Ant Eater Lick , 2019 watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Ant Eater Lick, 2019
watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Two Heads , 2018 watercolour, gouache, pencil, 22k gold on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Two Heads, 2018
watercolour, gouache, pencil, 22k gold on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Golden Moon , 2018 watercolour, pencil, composition gold leaf on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Golden Moon, 2018
watercolour, pencil, composition gold leaf on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Finger King , 2018 watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Finger King, 2018
watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Mountain Head , 2019 watercolour, gouache, pencil, 22kt gold leaf on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Mountain Head, 2019
watercolour, gouache, pencil, 22kt gold leaf on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Hairy Howler,  2019 watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Hairy Howler, 2019
watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Merman and Budgie , 2019 watercolour, gouache, composition gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Merman and Budgie, 2019
watercolour, gouache, composition gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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The Adventures of Wolf Man and Pig Man , 2019 watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

The Adventures of Wolf Man and Pig Man, 2019
watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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The Return of the Mack , 2018 watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

The Return of the Mack, 2018
watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Pink Mouth , 2018 watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Pink Mouth, 2018
watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Bandits , 2019 watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Bandits, 2019
watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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Peg Head , 2018 watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed 76 x 56 cm   I ENQUIRE I

Peg Head, 2018
watercolour, gouache, 22kt gold leaf, pencil on paper, framed
76 x 56 cm

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I Have Three Heads. Cut Off One I Become Stronger. Cut Off Two I Become Ten (II) , 2018 air dry clay, synthetic polymer paint, composition gold leaf, resin 40 x 40 x 40 cm   I ENQUIRE I

I Have Three Heads. Cut Off One I Become Stronger. Cut Off Two I Become Ten (II), 2018
air dry clay, synthetic polymer paint, composition gold leaf, resin
40 x 40 x 40 cm

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I Have Three Heads. Cut Off One I Become Stronger. Cut Off Two I Become Ten (III) , 2018 air dry clay, synthetic polymer paint, bronze leaf, resin 40 x 40 x 40 cm   I ENQUIRE I

I Have Three Heads. Cut Off One I Become Stronger. Cut Off Two I Become Ten (III), 2018
air dry clay, synthetic polymer paint, bronze leaf, resin
40 x 40 x 40 cm

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