Tim Ripley

Artist statement




I’m interested in the relation between logic and ornamentation.  The forms I create are systematized embellishments.    While my color palette and emphasis on surface is decorative in nature, the structures and arrangements I create incorporate logical systems for pattern, color, and form.

My process involves creating sculptures that I photograph, digitally distort/embellish, print, and then reproduce by hand using oil on panel.

Some of my influences and interests are:  Andreas Gursky, Biology, geometry, turds, worms, mold, bacteria, airbrushed model photos, Hello Kitty stores, Hans Bellmer, pustules, digital modeling, Philip Guston, spoon benders, Martin Puryear, internal organs/anatomy, Ernst Haeckel, Lee Bontecou, etc.



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