Laurie Lipton

“Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. She tried to teach herself how to paint in the style of the 16th 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. My drawings take longer to create than a painting of equal size and detail.” L. Lipton Biography

“… Lipton is a borderline-fanatical artist who props herself on a stick for at least 6 hours every day, drawing almost unrealizably thin lines and feathery details with a permanent-point pencil, betraying layer upon layer of dark secrets, sleepless nights, and footsteps in the hall.”
– Juxtapoz Magazine

“Her exhibition returns constantly to the theme of social masks while laying bare those deeply harboured fantasies and terrors which belie supposedly “normal” appearances.”
– The Times (London)

“Laurie Lipton draws in immaculate pencil with the precision of a brain surgeon. The results are stunning, worrying, funny and, above all, vengeful.”
– Artseen

www.laurielipton.com

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