We’re getting ready for the return of Max ‘Ripo’ Rippon, who will be showing new work in the White Walls Project Space. Cut From the Chase opens March 9 and will be on view until April 6, 2013. Check out some excerpts from Fecal Face’s December interview with Ripo after the jump
RIPO: I work in a lot of different ways but since I’ve got one of my works on paper in the Winter Group show I’ll just discuss this process. I begin with a watercolor or ink wash as a background and base for the piece. Once I’ve decided what text will fit I go back in with enamels, spraypaint, ink, acrylic, graphite, oil bars, whatever’s nearby in the studio really, to highlight and define the letterforms. Once the piece is almost finished I use an exacto to cut a smaller border within the sheet of paper leaving letters and other bits from the drawing protruding from the sides. I then normally float mount them and frame them myself.
RIPO: Talens ink, cheap watercolors, one shot enamel, mean streaks, Copic pens, acrylic paint, solid graphite sticks, mtn 94, (some) halfway decent brushes, calligraphy pens, toothbrush, and exacto blades.
RIPO: I’ve got a solo show of works on paper coming up in March at White Walls’ new space in the Tenderloin. Next summer hopefully I’ll be traveling around Europe to paint. And I have my first solo show in my hometown of NYC in November at Fuse Gallery.
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