Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould have worked solely as a collaborative duo since 2008 after meeting in Liverpool, England. Both artists had previously worked for years in other collaborative partnerships and projects. Roxy Topia received her BA in Fine Art from The Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK. Paddy Gould received his BA in Fine Art from Kingston University, London.
“Currently we are manipulating our collaborative drawings into new designs for sculpture using digitally printed satin. Many of our works reside where the boundaries of painting, sculpture and drawing converge or collapse, living out a duality between worlds. Drawing and the method of collage have been integral to the development of our visual language regardless of the materials we have used. Our work thematically tends to deal with how our generation relates to gender, identity, relationships and stress in the contemporary world, often utilizing our own personal experience and a sense of humor. We look for the possibilities that our relationship brings that are not present when we work alone, trying to deal with collaboration in all of its complexities. These complexities positively drive our creativity.”