Never Knowing Nowhere
For Never Knowing Nowhere, Lipp presents a new series of works on panels, which combine painting, drawing and photography.
The works start out as abstract gestural paintings over which Lipp applies intricate patterns in thin tape. The panels are then fed through an industrial sized flatbed printer, where a photographic image from a digital file is printed on to the surface of the painting. When the panels arrive back at the studio, the masking tape is removed, partly revealing the underlying painting.
The resulting works are complex layered images, folding different registers of time and depictions of various spatial realities together. The geometrical patterns and gestural marks both efface the photographic images and stitch them together, resulting in seemingly unstable images, oscillating between different planes.
Moving from one work to the next we encounter a fragmented narrative in which we see figures passing through transient spaces shifting between interior and exterior.
Several works depict an ornate medieval iron screen, displayed at a museum in London. Lipp has gone back time and again to photograph this object and the museum visitors passing beyond. In ‘Never Knowing Nowhere’ he is using it as a recurring motif, reminding us of the never ending circularity of thought and action.
Daniel Lipp lives and works in London. Lipp (born Liestal, Switzerland, 1982) is a 2013 graduate of the Royal Academy Schools, London and Goldsmiths College, University of London.
He was awarded the Selina Chenevière Fellowship Prize, 2014
Recent solo exhibitions include (Upcoming) Amsterdam Art Fair 2017, ‘5 Alumni Royal Academy Schools London, 2015-2016, Marian Cramer Projects, SUNDAY ART FAIR, Southard Reid, 2015, Mountain Years, UNSEEN Photo Festival 2015, FOMO, Marian Cramer Projects, 2015, London, Itch, Midori Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2015, Mountain Years, Royal Academy, London, UK, 2015, SLOWMO DRAMA, Southard Reid, London, 2014-2015