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Alexis Teplin tells us what led her to pick this work by Cezanne. Despite not being an obvious choice, Teplin talks about how she found her interest in Abstraction reflected in Cezanne's approach to painting buildings and objects in the landscape.

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About the artist

Alexis Teplin take inspiration from Paul Cezanne’s Hillside in Provence
During the evening, Teplin's live work 'The Lives of Women' (2019/2023) performed by Olivia Llewelyn and Peter Dewhurst, took place in Room 44 at 6, 6.45 and 7 pm. 

Artist Alexis Teplin’s work begins within the history of two-dimensional painting and expands to include performance, video and sculpture. She explores the nature of painting through its relationship to historical quotation, labour, cultural politics and positions of decadence.

She received her M.F.A. from Art Centre College of Design, Los Angeles in 2001 and was the Starr Fellow at the Royal Academy Schools in 2002.

Recent solo exhibitions include; ‘Come, stare, she makes a gesture.’, Gavlak, Palm Beach Florida, US (2023), ‘It’s My Pleasure to Participate,’ Bluecoat, Liverpool (2019), Painted Costumes, New Art Centre, Roche Court, East Winterslow (2019), and ‘Keats Favorite,’ Aqubar, London (2018).

Teplin’s work has been featured in notable publications such as Frieze Magazine, Artforum and The New York Times.

Teplin currently teaches painting at RCA London and Fine Art at Kingston University. Her work can be found in important institutional and private collections internationally. 

About the painting

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