My work is a conversation about painting- engaging with the history of art, of people, of childhood. Everything starts with painting – it is an engagement I want to continue, and to expand upon.
There are some references to Warhol and Rauschenberg – Warhol with his interest in the slickness and consumption of multiples, Rauschenberg with his recycling of used and discarded items.
I love the promise of these futuristic materials, their ease, their lovely colours, and shiny surfaces.
But, everything we make to be disposable now last for thousands of years.
Hungry Ghost engines started as a collaboration between myself and Silas Parry, with a clear concept. We wanted to make a body of work that looked at consumption, and our insatiable need for more and more.
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2017 – Galerie 102, 3-month residency, Berlin
2016 – Wolfson College, Oxford University and Madgelen Studios Artist in Residence
Funding from the Hope Scott Trust for the Kyoto Solo Show
2013 – Winner of the Duff Memorial Prize for Painting, Visual Arts Scotland
2010-2012 – Fettes College Artist in Residence. Edinburgh
2019 (pending) Hošek Contemporary, Berlin
2018 (pending) Weserhalle Gallery, Berlin
2017 Borderlands, Wolfson College, Oxford University, Oxford
2016 Where You Lay Your Head, Keith Gallery, Berlin
2016 Land of the Lost, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan
2014 Arabella Hope, Flight or Flight Contemporary Art Space Osaka, (CASO), Osaka, Japan
2012 The Lonely Mountain, Das Gift Giftraum, Berlin
2011 Arabella Hope New Works, Fettes College, Edinburgh
2010 The Selected Highlights, Fettes College, Edinburgh Inside/Outside Fettes College, Edinburgh
2008 Arabella Hope, Gimpel Fils Gallery, Mayfair, London
2018 (pending) Hungry Ghost Engines, collaboration with Silas Parry. Exhibition at Contemporary Art Space Osaka, (CASO) (over two-rooms), Japan
2019 (pending) Hungry Ghost Engines, collaboration with Silas Parry. Exhibition at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2018 Curating and exhibiting in group abstract painting show with Duncan Passmore, BLO, Nelio, Ed Bats and Johannes Mundinger, Art Spot Korin, Kyoto, Japan
2017 Exist, All women show, Mainoeuvre Gallery, Berlin
3, galerie 102, Berlin
2016 Royal Glasgow International, Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Everyday Formalism, Keith Gallery, Berlin
Grabowsee Art Festival Installation, Berlin
Silence comes from the hardest working in town, Kreuzberg Pavillon,
2015 Annuale Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
Does Every Name Already Have A Sound? Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
With Compliments, Oh Pamela, Berlin
Lass Los, Anothersidewalk Gallery, Berlin
Career Woman, Holz Kocken Hocks, Berlin
2014 Unknown Country. Kottie Paloma, Arabella Hope, Tom Kobilalka Kreuzberg Pavillion, Berlin
2013 Visual Art Scotland Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Scottish Society of Arts Annual Show, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Paintings from … Arabella Hope, Silas Parry, Duncan Passmore – Curated and Exhibited, WASPS Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 Curated- Bridging Cultures Through Arts, an exhibition of Takaya Fujii and Yoshihito Kawabata. The exhibition also included an Artist’s Talk and a series of workshops for students at Fettes College, and a live feed of a Japanese Tea Ceremony.