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Inside Delpha’s studio 2022

Delpha Hudson is an artist who makes work about women’s lives and the nature of Self. Her medievalesque and surreal domestic paintings aim to create new conversations about the nature of Self and visibility for the lives of women and carers.

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Standard bearer, mixed media on canvas, 200x160cm, January 2022

I make dark and colourful figurative paintings that use historical references to pull you backwards and forwards through time. Productive dis-orientations of old and new mythologies aim to engage empathy and understanding for women’s lives. Figures creep out from ornamental designs and crowded scenes and patterns are resonant of medieval art or ‘old masters’. They humorously parody power structures and constraints on women’s lives.
Carnivalesque domestic juxtapositions are combined with motifs and symbols that aim to satirize historical and contemporary hierarchies that continue to limit women’s power. Paintings have multiple threads, exploring metaphysicality and fluid selfhood. They aim to give voice and visibility to women’s lived experience.
Painting can create extraordinary spaces that register presence. All painting is about mythology, creating fictions that act as a strong identification with the human condition. Assimilating mythologies from the past and realising them in a language of the present has the power to change the narrative and create new conversations about women, care and equality.

Delpha Hudson, 2022

The monsters that make us, acrylic on canvas, 200x160cm, 2022

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Despised and ashamed I tell you truly by them all I am condemned, 190x160cm, mixed media on canvas, 2021

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She wanted to swim through the broadest of lives, oil & bitumen on canvas, 50x50x4cm, 2020

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Confidence tricks, bitumen and oil on canvas, 80x100x4cm, 2018

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Ovation, oil and bitumen painting made for antique Georgian frame, 56x68x5cm, 2017

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Wicked mothers, bitumen and oil on canvas, 150x120x3cm, 2016

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Singing from the box, watercolour and ink on paper, 30x42cm, January 2022

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Collective and connective myths, watercolour and ink, 30x42cm, 2022

There are always lots of new watercolours have a look at affordable works with on paper

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