886 Geary Street · San Francisco, CA
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Signs, Fines, & Cheap Wines

August 9 - September 1, 2012
Heavily influenced by sign painting, Ripo creates text-based work with an urban aesthetic, exploring single words and short turns of phrase with a tongue-in-cheek sensibility. Elaborately-drawn fonts, formed with watercolor, ink, graphite, sign painters enamel and oil pastels on delicate hand-cut paper, allow us to appreciate the aesthetics of the words regardless of their associations.

Fifteen works on paper showcase the malleable shape and form of typography with an energy that feels palpable and dynamic. Using techniques of calligraphy and layering, Ripo crafts letters that appear to jut and curve outside of the page in swift, fluid motion. Bleeding colors and splashes of paint burst beyond the constraints of the page, rendered in incredibly fine detail. 
Max Rippon (RIPO) : This Too Shall Pass
Max Rippon (RIPO)
This Too Shall Pass Sold
Enamel Paint on Found Objects, 56x5.5x74"
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