Alix Philippe (b. 1984, Brussels) is a Belgian painter who lives and works in London, 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 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)