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Kipple

June 18, 2014
Andrew Simpson, Olive, 2013, oil on wood, 22x27 cms

Andrew Simpson, Olive, 2013, oil on wood, 22×27 cms

Showing at the NCAD Gallery, Dublin, the artists in Kipple, Natasha Conway, Daniel Jackman, Eveleen Murphy, Andrew Simpson and George Warren all graduated from the Painting Department at NCAD in 2013. They were part of a truly dynamic group of BA and MFA students. They see themselves as having “more in common with the intimism of early 20th century European painting than with the heroics of the Abstract Expressionist generation”. However their work reflects a deep connection to European and American painting, past and present. Interestingly the catalogue for their show is dedicated to Raoul De Keyser who died during their degree year; someone whose critical reception in America came late in his career.

Sharon Butler, the New York based artist and critic (Two Coats of Paint), writing in the catalogue quotes F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote that the “test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function”. The opposing ideas for these Irish artists include the intimate and the heroic, the figurative and the abstract, and not least, their geographical situation on the edge of Europe but looking towards America in an increasingly internationalized art world.

Andrew Simpson,The End (Reconciled), 2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cms

Andrew Simpson, The End (Reconciled), 2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cms

Andrew Simpson, Vietnam. From yet with a peak, 2014, oil on canvas,12x160 cms

Andrew Simpson, Vietnam. From yet with a peak, 2014, oil on canvas,12×160 cms

Daniel Jackman, What's in Tom Sawyers pocket, 2014, oil on wood, 30x20 cms

Daniel Jackman, What’s in Tom Sawyers pocket, 2014, oil on wood, 30×20 cms

Daniel Jackman, Box, 2014, oil on wood, 25x20x20 cms

Daniel Jackman, Box, 2014, oil on wood, 25x20x20 cms

Daniel Jackman,Innings, 2014, oil on wood, 23x29 cms

Daniel Jackman, Innings, 2014, oil on wood, 23×29 cms

Daniel Jackman,Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas on wood, 50x35 cms

Daniel Jackman, Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas on wood, 50×35 cms

Eveleen Murphy, Penance, 2014, acrylic on wood, 36x41 cms

Eveleen Murphy, Penance, 2014, acrylic on wood, 36×41 cms

Eveleen Murphy, Before the Fridge, 2014, acrylic on wood, 34x41 cms

Eveleen Murphy, Before the Fridge, 2014, acrylic on wood, 34×41 cms

Eveleen Murphy, Stacks, 2014, plaster, acrylic and glitter, 35x20x18 cms

Eveleen Murphy, Stacks, 2014, plaster, acrylic and glitter, 35x20x18 cms

 

George Warren, Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas, 160x170 cms

George Warren, Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas, 160×170 cms

Natasha Conway, Dance dance dance, 2014, oil on linen on panel, 30x40 cms

Natasha Conway, Dance dance dance, 2014, oil on linen on panel, 30×40 cms

Natasha Conway, Self-Preservation, 2014, oil on linen on panel, 40x45 cms

Natasha Conway, Self-Preservation, 2014, oil on linen on panel, 40×45 cms

Natasha Conway,Shelter, 2014, oil on linen on wood, 45x40 cms

Natasha Conway,Shelter, 2014, oil on linen on wood, 45×40 cms

‘Kipple’ is a fictional word coined by author Philip K. Dick in his 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to describe a proliferation of material ‘things’ that exist and multiply regardless of a character’s presence, or absence. In this instance, kipple is used as metaphor for the thought processes comparable to the materiality of the studio where material accumulates outside of one’s immediate consciousness.

Kipple, gallery view

Kipple, gallery view

Posted by Robert Armstrong

One comment

  1. Some great peices of art!



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