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Edward Lipski

°1966, London (UK) – lives and works in London (UK)

Edward Lipski makes drawings and videos, but is above all a sculptor known for expressing uncomfortable places in the human psyche. His sculptures are recognizable, although they underwent bizarre, often cruel mutations. Apart from human forms, Lipski also visualises animals in a perfectionistic way, with much attention to the attractiveness of the exterior. The use of feathers, hair, leather and makeup, contributes to the realistic, soft appearance of the sculptures.

His work often has a certain unsettling playfulness to it, distinguishing his particular approach to the grotesque. On account of Lipski’s interchanging mechanism of aversion and desire, his work can be considered as a criticism on our consumer society, wherein he tries to articulate something, which can’t be named and frightens the conscience of the viewer. In his own words, Lipski has described his sculptures as mistakes in the same way that language itself is a kind of mistake, because language is an attempt to describe the world, but an attempt that is doomed to fail.

Recent solo exhibitions of Edward Lipski include Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle; The Approach, London; Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago; Entwistle Gallery, London; and Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp. Lipski also participated in numerous group exhibitions at international institutions, including MARTa Herford, MUDAM, Luxembourg; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Maison Rouge, Paris; Athens Biennial, Athens; Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; and ICA, London.

His work is featured in several international public collections, such as MUDAM, Luxembourg; The Arts Council, UK; La Maison Rouge, Paris; S.M.A.K., Ghent; M HKA, Antwerp; and Magasin III, Stockholm.

Edward Lipski is represented by the following galleries;
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Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

The approach, London

Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago