Thursday, October 25, 2012

Laurie Lipton


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Laurie Lipton, Terminus, 2010

Laurie Lipton, La Catrina, 2005

Laurie Lipton, Reunion, 2008

Laurie Lipton, Pandora's Box, 2011

Laurie Lipton, Reality TV, 2009

Laurie Lipton, On

Laurie Lipton, Midnight Commuters, 2007

Laurie Lipton, Walking the Dog, 2012

Laurie Lipton, Goblins, 2002

Laurie Lipton, Flying Machine, 2010

Laurie Lipton, Delusion Dwellers, 2007

Laurie Lipton, Facelift, 2005

Laurie Lipton, Dance Hall of the Corpse Couples, 2007

Laurie Lipton, Communication, 2009

Laurie Lipton, Bone China 2010

Laurie Lipton, Info Glut, 2010

Laurie Lipton, Mask, 2008

Laurie Lipton, Los Paragueros, 2004


Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honors). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France and has made her home in London since 1986. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 17th century Dutch Masters and failed. When traveling around Europe as a student, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. "It's an insane way to draw", she says, "but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort".

  

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11 comments:

sporkgasm said...

Love all of these. So much.

Down and Out Chic said...

the amount of detail in these is absolutely mind blowing. wow.

Claire Kiefer said...

Creeptastic! And quite seasonally appropriate. :)

Tia said...

Gah!! These are amazing. Terrifying, but amazing

Regina said...

These are all freakishly amazing. I can't quit looking at them-

Lara said...

Oh gosh I love drawings... these are so perfect for Halloween!

When I was in elementary school I took a special class where the secretary's daughter came in and taught us how to draw. She was a Disney illustrator and omg these drawings remind me of her stuff. She was so good.

Caroline said...

Oh wow...her work is amazing...can't stop looking...and the details! Incredible!

Kathy said...

eeek! creepy and just in time for halloween!

Emily said...

These are so creepily awesome. I love that there are skeletons in the most unexpected places. I want to plaster my walls with these pictures. Then again, it would scare people away.

May the force be with you.
Emily

Kristine said...

Bahh!!! Too scared to look! Creepy!

Kitty Stampede said...

So insane...the talent. GUH.
I used to have the fifties woman in the wires electronic room as my desktop for the longest time. so very maniacal.