“The Animal People became furious with the Human People, because of the way the Humans were harming the other People and Mother Earth herself. So, they decided to get together and kill all of the Human People (which they could do easily if they so wished). The Plant People and the Stone People heard about the Animal People’s Plan and they called a great council of all the People…”
from ‘The Shamanic Journey’,Vol. 1 by Paul Francis
Paige Perkins is an American born artist based in London. Her work reflects a personal folklore where the borders between human and animal, fantasy and reality dissolve. The paintings reveal a visionary world where time and space unfold with a strange logic that springs from darker sources including myths, pagan mysticism and fairytales. Perkins attended the Turps Banana Art School from 2014 to 2016 and holds an MFA from University of Brighton 2006. Her work is held in various private collections in the UK and abroad.
Recent exhibitions include: ‘Paracosmic Revue’ at Transition Gallery, London, 2019; The London Art Fair 2019 with New Art Projects; ‘Repurpose/Reverse’, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London, 2019; ‘Dirty/ Unrealism’, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London, 2018; ‘Faces, Places and Spaces, New Art Projects, London, 2018; ‘Ornamental Neon’ at ASC Gallery, London, 2018; ‘Lore of the Land’, Churchgate Gallery, Porlock, 2018; ‘Oh, You Pretty Things’, Sluice Art Fair 2017 with Transition Gallery, London. Solo exhibitions: ‘Diving into the Wreck’, Meter Room, Coventry, 2011; ‘Swamp Salon’, Grey Area, Brighton, 2010; ‘The Elect, Soft Restriction’, Grey Area’, Brighton, 2008.
Current group show: ‘Everything’s Wrong, Ain’t Nothing Right’, curated by Jonathan Lux at the Assembly Rooms, Leeds until April 3, 2019