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Roxy Topia Paddy Gould

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New Paintings




‘Lifelike Cavity’, Acrylic and paintmarker on Machine cut MDF and Polymer clay, 2019





‘Untitled’, Acrylic on Machine Cut Ply and Polymer Clay, 2020






‘Phantom’, Acrylic and Ink on Handcut MDF, polymer clay, 2021



NEWS


Exhibition September 2021

Check out a review of the exhibition from ‘Art in Liverpool’ here



Pause for Living
Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould
CBS Gallery and Pink Sands Studio, Sept-Oct 2021

A message from Liam and Joe from CBS Gallery - "At CBS we're really happy to announce our next exhibition Pause for Living by Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould. Split over two different venues, CBS Gallery (Liverpool) and Pink Sands Studio (Birkenhead) the two shows are themed as seasonal issues, SPRING / SUMMER and AUTUMN / WINTER.

Roxy and Paddy have been collaborating for 14 years in life and art and have been life long friends of ours at CBS so its with great pleasure that we host this long overdue and pandemic delayed exhibition, in partnership with Pink Sands Studio."
-Liam and Joe

"In the mid 20th century Coca Cola began releasing a free advertising pamphlet called ‘Pause for Living’. Four colourful seasonal issues a year offered hosting advice, illustrated crafting ideas and party tips; aimed at housewives and reminding them to entertain with Coke. 

Fast forward to 2020, what a year for us all. 

This work was mostly completed last year but it was started a year or so before. Our grappling with a more settled and tbh more boring lifestyle was only exacerbated by the onset of lockdown. Our rented home environment, full of objects, plants and knick-knacks all became close friends for better or worse. Time spent reflecting on nomadic yearnings, handed down aspirations, nostalgic longing, self-sufficiency and daily routines; values that are advertised to us by objects in the home; all in a moment like none any of us had ever experienced.  

We present still lives, paintings and sculptural vignettes that attempt to capture a mixture of feelings and changeable emotions. (Objects which further clutter our lives lol). We can’t say that everything that happened in 2020 was all bad, amongst some very painful times there were some positive outcomes. Let’s just say we tried to ‘PFL’ and be ok with it."

- Roxy & Paddy



This is Jackalope


We have contributed ten drawings from our Acid to Alkaline Series to Issue 3 of the ‘This is Jackalope’ annual, bilingual printed publication (ES/ENG) by Christina Anglada & Gema Melgar.
It gathers texts and visual essays that reflect on the themes and interests of the contemporary artistic and cultural field.

Designed by Otro Bureau
Available from the This Is Jackalope Website




Baby Talk








Baby Talk

Shown in the exhibition “Dirty Un-realism”
at Studio 1.1, London. 2018
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︎ roxytopia@hotmail.co.uk  paddygould@ymail.com