tim ripley: Biomorphic- paintings

September 11 - October 25, 2014

Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York City is pleased to present Tim Ripley’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, running from September 11 through October 25, 2014.

Tim Ripley continues to employ his complex, multi-layer process of sculpting, photographing, digital rendering, and eventually painting his refined oil on panel paintings. His works continue to explore the ideas of biological and mechanical reproduction. His new candy-colored polymer sculptures are comprised of thousands of tiny structures in polymer clay that are attached to the larger sculpted biomorphic surface. In a manner that references complex growth systems, his narratives involve “mitosis, mutations, inequality, and rebellion.”

In contrast to Ripley’s previous work, his new work has a brasher palette. A brash palette is employed to convey human characteristics like vanity and desire. These qualities contrast his cell structures production techniques and compositional systems, which intend to refer to logic and machines. The use of saturated decorative color palette is about artifice and surface, while the systems he incorporates speak of substantive and internal things.