Curtis Ripley’s newest works allude to intangible moments and phenomena we collectively experience- a season come and gone, the flicker of an emotion, a time of day or a quality of light. In this new series, Ripley will be presenting works that celebrate the night itself as well as nocturnes in music, poetry and paintings. These works are improvisational and concerned with creating an atmosphere, spatial depth and capture the mood of an evening’s mystery.
Ripley uses brushes and rags to wipe out and repaint the surface, obscuring previous layers while gradually building up others to create depth and movement.
As Ripley says of his work – “My hope is to create paintings that are timeless, lyrical and full of life.”
Ripley received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison His work is included in the collections of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco,The Federal Reserve Bank, Markel Corporation, and Capital One, to name a few.