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Alix Philippe (b. 1984) is a Belgian artist who studied comics at the Institut Saint-Luc in Brussels and attended the Fine Art Academy of Boitsfort in Brussels.

She is currently working and living in London and produces mainly paintings with acrylic on canvas and wood.

Her initial inspiration comes from characters and places found in her daily life, photographing friends and family but especially strangers unaware in public places such as markets, restaurants or stations.

Her compositions give an impression of melancholy and the past. These often depict isolated people at awkward moments or lost in thought, that seem withdrawn from their everyday lives. And while she captures a moment of emotion and the intimacy of characters, the viewers are lured into a story.

The painters Michaël Borremans, Edward Hopper and Peter Doig along with the photographer William Eggleston are her main influences.