Kipper Trip Maund is an abstract artist who lives and works in Lincolnshire, UK.
His work explores hidden emotions and perceptions.
Kip Trip (°1965, Cambridge, United Kingdom) makes paintings, paintings, drawings and media art. By choosing mainly formal solutions, Trip creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
His paintings are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By emphasising aesthetics, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
His works sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.
His works doesn’t reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. Kip Trip currently lives and works in Stamford.
He uses many drawing and painting techniques, most commonly; felt tip pen, acrylic, pastel, pencil, ipad and mac.