Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Laurie Lipton

We're thrilled to present two Laurie Lipton detailed works as part of our Relaunch Part I show at Varnish.
Monday Morning (doors closed)

Laurie Lipton's vast and eerily memorable drawings have been widely recognized for their sublime references to life's predicaments. Portrayed with teeth-clenching humor and consummate skill, her work is rich in imagination, artistry and social awareness. Laurie has been drawing since the age of four and has developed her own technique inspired by the 16th Century Flemish Masters: using thousands of tiny lines, like the brush strokes in an egg-tempera painting, to build-up tone and form.
Monday Morning (doors opened)

The subjects of her art -- fear, politics, sexuality, murder, mayhem, greed, indifference -- are timelessly classic yet relentlessly up to date. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France and has made her home in London since 1986. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

“… but it’s not just her pencil that is sharp, her wit has an equally fine point which comes through in the titles of her detailed drawings.”
- The London Evening Standard
“Technically Lipton is a profound draftsman. She captures nuances of light and shade with masterful proficiency.”
- Artweek
“Her exhibition returns constantly to the theme of social masks while laying bare those deeply harboured fantasies and terrors which belie supposedly “normal” appearances.”
- The Times (London)
“No escapism here; all dark corners are revealed.”
- The Guardian
“Laurie Lipton draws in immaculate pencil with the precision of a brain surgeon. The results are stunning, worrying, funny and, above all, vengeful.”
- Artseen

Hung Up and Over
Laurie Lipton's artwork is truly incredible to experience, especially in person.  Stop by the gallery before November 5th when her drawings and the current exhibition come down.