The Gallery: Michael Rippens

(In this new column, “The Gallery,” Amy Chase will be uncovering and highlighting the work of a number of artists who are hot, deserve more attention and whose work is apartment ready. Welcome, Amy!)
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With AT recently going bi-coastal, I figured we would kick off this column by introducing you to a fantastic LA/NYC artist — Michael A. Rippens.

His images often begin from photographs, which he then pares down and/or manipulates their context – knocking the shades of grey into two or three colors. I’m a fan of his portraits, especially those of people watching television, bathed in that unmistakable blue glow. You can see the complete series on his website.

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All of his work is exquisitely crafted, involving the painstaking process of cutting away the image to create a stencil for spray enamel on plexi. Sometimes he fashions the stencil out of wood or plastics to create the piece itself. If you like his work – buy it now. I guarantee it will be untouchable in a few years.

Here is work from 2000 to 2005. Curious to see more, take a look at his website: www.rippens.com.

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