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Brandon
Lipchik

About

Brandon Lipchik born in Erie, (US), 1993. Lives and works in Brooklyn, (US).

Lipchik’s images, rendered on the computer and then transferred by hand to canvas, revolve around the pool, the backyard, the neatly mown lawn as physical manifestations of the American dream, the garden and the suburb as mythologically charged sites of homoeroticism and death. The cubist, collaged aesthetic of the figures, who stare into mirrors, at smartphones and water surfaces, recall early 1980s computer animations, a kaleidoscopic visual language, in which myth, technology, and magic intersect. With animalistic figures interacting with the anonymous, avatar-like figures, nature itself becomes an active protagonist as well.
Under cosmic starry skies, in sparkling pools, a speculative story unfolds about class, sexuality, identity, and ecology. With latest body of work, Lipchiks practice returns to the moment when one recognizes oneself in the water, in the mirror, in the avatar of a game, and senses its future manifestations, in Audre Lordes’ words, “nameless and formless, about to be birthed, but already felt”.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting – Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, (US)
Digital Language Art – Brown University, Providence, (US)

Publications and Bibliography

2022 Moonbeams of Allegory, publication with Hatje Cantz and Kunstpalais Erlangen


 Awards and Residencies
 
2020  The Garage Residency, Amsterdam, (NL)
2019  Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, (IT)
2018  So Far Residency, Montpellier, (FR)
2018  Oli Epp’s Summer Residency, The Koppel Project Hive, London, (GR)
2014  Brooks Fellowship Award Winner, Snowmass Village, (US)
2011 Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association Scholar, Erie, (US)
2011 Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship, Providence, (US)

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2022 Moonbeams of Allegory, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen (DE)
2021 Above the Surface, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2021 Inground, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, (US)
2020 Visions of Song, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2020 Upcoming Spring, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, (FR)
2019 Visions of Song, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2018 Nu Digital, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, (FR)

 

Group Exhibitions
 
2022 In Search of the Present, EMMA Museum Helsinki, Helsinki, (FI)
2022 Art Brussels (Double feature booth with Sonja Yakovleva), Brussels, (BE)
2021  THE ARTIST IS ONLINE, König Galerie, Berlin, (DE)
2020  Sincere Intentions, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin (DE)
2020  Arena, East Projects, New York, (US)
2019-2020  Kunst nach den sozialen Medien, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, (DE)
2019  Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, (IT)
2019  Expo Chicago, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, (US)
2019  Group Show Pop Up, Galerie Julien Cadet, Montpellier, (FR)
2019  Post Digital Pop, The Garage, Amsterdam, (NL)
2019  Something New, Something Borrowed, Plastic Murs, Valencia, (ES)
2019  Time Bomb, Wadstrom Tonnheim Gallery, Marbella, (ES)
2019  Ultra Light Beams, Mount Analogue, Seattle, (US)
2018  Last Minute, Art Haps Gallery, New York, (US)
2018  While Supplies Last, Seattle, (US)
2016  Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, (US)
2016  RISD Annual Senior Thesis Show, Providence, (US)
2015  Erie Art Museum’s 92nd Annual Spring Show, Erie, (US)