Edward Lipski is a British artist and sculptor whose artwork often has a certain disturbing playfulness, distinguishing his unusual approach to the bizarre.
Through his particular vision, Lipski analyzes the human being using discomfort, spirituality, and rituals, he aims at expressing the essential. In the cultural surrealism of his contemporary work, there is no place for linguistic games and institutional vocabulary.
His modern sculptures are extravagant, scary idols that emerge from the disordered world of the subconscious, combining a rich and diverse collection of materials and forms.
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Lipski has said of his art: “I take the outsider perspective; it was never my concern to align myself with the current art language. I look at the streets, I look at my environment; that’s where my art culture is being formed. I look at raw nature and listen to a lot of contemporary music. (The quintessence of now, which I try to put into my works) is a combination of vagueness and particularity. Enjoyment and pleasure that comes out of interfacing things that are disparate in sensation: very technological and very rudimentary, very rough and sophisticated”
Lipski has said of his art: “My sculptures are mistakes in the same way language itself is kind of a mistake… language is an approximation, an attempt to describe the world, but an attempt that is doomed to fail”.
By combining his conceptual thought process with this pre-linguistic means of conveying imagery, Lipski’s modern art stands apart from the current generation of young British modern artists.