Liorah Tchiprout (b. 1992), You have become a celestial being I do not understand, 2022
Oil on cradled panel
70 x 100 cm
£7,400 plus any applicable taxes
Liorah Tchiprout is based in London. Her work explores girlhood, belonging, and the theatrical. She builds physical puppet characters to construct her own pantheon from which to draw images. This methodology allows these characters to sit in between the real and the imagined, drawn from a reality that is constructed. Through it she builds a world which re centres the stories of women and girls-a world for them to liaise, interact, and plot in. Her recent body of work, Frontier at the Country of Night, is made up of larger scale monotypes and supporting paintings and drawings. The title comes from the poetry of Rachel Korn (1898-1982). Referencing the old testament and her life as a Jewish woman born in Eastern Galicia (now Ukraine), her poems are musings on sadness, childhood and hope. This is deeply connected to Liorah's practice, steeped in rich traditions of Jewish literature.
Liorah was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021. She was also shortlisted for theSignature Art Prize, Ingram Prize and Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize.
She studied Fine Art Print at the University of Brighton, Bezalel School of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and Camberwell College of Art. Her work is held in collections including Soho House in London and Tel Aviv, Clifford Chance, Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection and the UK Government Art Collection. She has exhibited in Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair since 2017 where she was discovered by Lizzie at Brocket Gallery. A solo show in September with Brocket Gallery will follow the Brocket Residency.
Brocket London was established by Artist, Jack Bullen and Curator, Lizzie Glendinning in 2014 to support emerging to mid-career artists with a particular interest in reimagining art historical techniques for contemporary audiences. Post Covid-19, the gallerists have remodelled their concept, with the now private gallery giving a smaller portfolio of artists greater opportunities, introducing a residency programme in their new North Pennine rural outpost; central London and wider UK showcases; and partnering with like-minded collections, individuals and institutions across the globe.