Max Rippon (Ripo) was born and raised in NYC. He began drawing at a very young age and has not stopped making pictures since. After graduating from art school in the United States in 2005 he quickly left the country for Barcelona, Spain where he has since dedicated himself to painting and creating artwork both in the streets and the studio. In recent years his work has become primarily text-based, exploring and communicating through typography, calligraphy and other hand-painted elements. His works often offer more questions than answers, always with a sense of sarcasm and humor crawling beneath the surface. His influences are rooted in his upbringing in NYC, his current life in Barcelona, as well as his extensive travels across Europe and Latin America.
He has illegally exhibited his work in over 36 countries across the world. He has also legally participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in cities such as Barcelona, Vienna, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Basel, and New York.
We are delighted to be representing RIPO and his amazing talent.
We currently have 3 beautifully float mounted and framed cut out originals and 2 unframed originals on paper available from http://www.art-el.co.uk/collections/ripo
Thanks to Joe Clarke for the photography http://www.joe-clarke.com and Tunnadine Bespoke Framing for … well the framing! http://web.mac.com/tunnadine/Tunnadine_Fine_Art/framing.html
RIPO is also currently part of the ‘Wallflowers’ show at The Carhartt Gallery in Germany and designed the flyer for the show.
And also the ‘Del Mural Art’ show which opens in the metro system of Barcelona tomorrow.
Then in August RIPO has a show at the prestigious White Wall Gallery in San Francisco.