Penelope Kupfer, studio holder at our Leyton studio site, paints and draws the very personal. Kupfer is a visual artist whose paintings explore the overlooked aspects of life, often through a humorous or dark tone.
Her paintings and drawings deal with the difficult, allowing internal conflict to surface with a vocabulary of painting that goes beyond the personal story. With speediness in the making, the narrative of the paintings is often humorous, dark, sometimes telling identifiable embarrassing stories. Overlooked aspects of life become visible, the mundane and domesticity are recurring themes in her work.
“I paint with oil, like to work with clay. I find found objects and textiles interesting for inspiration but most of the time I only collect them around me. I am working on a few series that I developed during my MA studies at the Slade. I am interested to figure out how to do German expressionism from a female perspective and how to spend more time with a painting without overworking it.”Penelope Kupfer
“I have always been doing art just in recent years I entered it from a more academic level out of curiosity and also passion for knowledge and learning.”Penelope Kupfer