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Artist's Statement

I am interested in how painting can tap into the poetics of time and place. I make paintings of places and things of importance in my life, alongside places born from memories or daydreams. The surfaces of my paintings shift from dense and worked to washy and ethereal, capturing the fluctuating clarity of a remembered place.


Pavel Isupov is a painter born in Exeter, England, in 1996. He graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2018 and has sustained a studio practice since graduating, with exhibitions including the RSA New Contemporaries 2019 and his first solo exhibition at the Plough Art Centre, Devon in 2021.


BA (Hons) Painting at Edinburgh College of Art 2015 – 2018

UAL Diploma in Art and Design (Foundation Studies) at Exeter College 2014-2015

Exeter College 2012-2014

Exhibitions & Awards


Make Yourself at Home, June - August 2024, Group Show at Hweg, Penzance, Cornwall.

Online Show, 10th May - 16th June 2024, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition.


Longlisted for the Jackson's Art Prize 2024

Guildford House Open - November - January 2023 / 2024, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford 

Shortlisted for VAA Exhibition & Scholarship Prize 2024

Shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Show 2023

Solo Show (Reopening), October 2021, Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, Devon

Solo Show, March - April 2020 (Closed for Covid), Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, Devon

RSA New Contemporaries 2019, March - April 2019, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound,


RSA Ages of Wonder - Touring Exhibition 2018-2019

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, June 2018, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

Hix Award Shortlist Exhibition, September - November 2017, Hix Art Gallery, Shoreditch, London

Hix Award Continued Show, January - February, 2018 Coutts Bank, The Strand, London

Foreshadow, Collaborative Exhibition with Nancy Nightingale, March 2018, Tent Gallery, West Port, Edinburgh

The Salon, April 2018 Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

After the Storm, April – May 2017. John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh

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