Delpha Hudson

Delpha Hudson

Delpha Hudson

Painter, Sculptor

Location : Penzance (England)






Delpha Hudson is a British artist born in Surrey in 1963. She currently works from her studio in Bread Street, Penzance. From the late 90s her performance practice explored many aspects of women. And the self, using the body. Masquerade, city spaces.  And maternal and historical tropes. She continues to use materials in performative ways. Working with small clay sculpture, objects and assemblage. Delpha Hudson’s paintings explore women’s lives. Using very physical processes like dripping bitumen paint from a stick.

The process is messy and visceral. As well as unique as even mistakes can never be exactly replicated. The figures that emerge use gestural motifs to provoke. And engender empathy and understanding. Delpha Hudson’s work uses palimpsest. Humour and contradiction to engage audiences in seeing and experiencing mothers. And women’s lives in new ways. Communicating the ambivalence of women’s live and mothering.


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