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Laurie LIPTON

Laurie LIPTON

Selfie

2015

charcoal & graphite on paper
57 x 62 1/2 inches
LIP 005

“The art of Laurie Lipton is a potent mixture of humor and dread. In intricate drawings, Lipton seductively leads us into the drama of a fun house world where technology has gone wild. Her artistic vision is unique in contemporary art and can be easier associated to the apocalyptic cinematic vision of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (1982) and Terry Gilliam’s BRAZIL (1985). The painstaking creation of Lipton’s virtuoso draftsmanship is a marvel to behold.”
—Robert Flynn Johnson,
Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Lipton’s work presents unflinching commentary on the complexities of modern life, both in society at large and for individuals, including the horrors of war, alienation caused by technology, and our “post-truth” world where everything washes over us like fiction. Lipton only draws about the things that concern her. “When I was a child I used to sit alone for hours and draw about all the aspects of school that I hated, all the wrongs I felt, all the anger and frustration that was bottled up inside of me. It helped me to cope and to understand. Unsettling art, whether it is in books, music, or pictures, is an attempt to comprehend life’s trials and tribulations.”

Laurie Lipton was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honors).
Her work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and institutions throughout Europe and the United States, and is the subject of the documentary films Laurie Lipton: Drawing it Out, Love Bite: Laurie Lipton & Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings, and ART & MIND

Press

Laurie LIPTON
Meet an Artist Monday: Laurie Lipton
2020-06-17

Laurie LIPTON
Press Release: Ex Machina
2019-06-29

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2019