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Richard Shipps

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Points to, June 2010 Paper Sculpture 42"w X 60"h © Richard Shipps
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Echantillon 1, July 2010 Tyvek Paper Sculpture 36"w X 50"h © Richard Shipps
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May Be Love, June, 2009 Cut Paper 25" X 33"
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Papermash Three, May, 2008 Cut Paper 32" X 32" © Richard Shipps
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Dancers One, December, 2008 Cut Paper 40"h X 58"w © Richard Shipps
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Untitled Today, September, 2008 Cut Paper 20"h X 25"w © Richard Shipps
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Gypsy Girl, August, 2008 Cut Paper 20"h X 30"w © Richard Shipps
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Reach, March, 2008 Steel Sculpture Maquette 26" High © Richard Shipps
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Papermash Two, April, 2008 Cut Paper 24"h X 36"w © Richard Shipps
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Chronus Seven - Red/Silver, May 2008 Mobile - Rigid Vinyl & Stainless Steel 20" X 32" © Richard Shipps
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Polygon Three, September, 2008 Cut Paper 20" X 25" © Richard Shipps
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YOW WOW SCOW ZOW, 1969 Ink on Paper 28" X 34" © Richard Shipps
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large paper - work in progress, Sept 2010 Paper 8'h X 15'w © Richard Shipps
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A Friendly Game of Chance, 2012 Cut Paper 26" X 56" © Richard Shipps
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Paperika 2, 2010 Cut Paper 12' X 18' © Richard Shipps
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Paperika 7 Cut Tyvek 9'h X 30'l
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White Diversion2 & Points Too Approx 42" X 42" Ea.
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gallery interior - Paperika
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Paperika Panels 2 & 6, October 2012 Acrylic and Cut Work on Tyvek © Copyright 2012 Richard Shipps, all rights reserved
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Paper Migration ArtPrize, 2010 Cut Tyvek Paper 16'h X 28'w © 2010 Richard Shipps
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Paper Migration ArtPrize 2010, 2010 Cut Tyvek Paper 16'h X 28'w © 2010 Richard Shipps
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Paper Migration Study #3, 2010 Cut Paper
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Paperika Redux ArtPrize 2011, 2011 Cut Tyvek Paper 24'h X 66'w © 2011 Richard Shipps
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Paperika Redux ArtPrize 2011, 2011 Cut Tyvek Paper 24'h X 66'w © 2011 Richard Shipps
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Paperika Redux ArtPrize 2011, 2011 Cut Tyvek Paper 24'h X 66'w © 2011 Richard Shipps
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Paperika Redux ArtPrize 2011, 2011 Cut Tyvek Paper 24'h X 66'w
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Paperika Redux ArtPrize 2011, 2011 Cut Tyvek Paper 24'h X 66'w © 2011 Richard Shipps
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Michigan, USA
Lives in
Chicago, IL
Works in
same
Tags
papercut mixed-media, Cut, paper, sculpture-, abstract, sculpture
Bio & Statement

Bio

Chicago artist Richard Shipps explores the ambiguity of form, shape, tone and movement through drawings, sculpture, mobiles and cut paper. His work examines the dynamic tensions between light and shadow and the interplay of negative and positive form. His focus is on the push and pull -- juxtaposition and synergy of image.

His goal has always been to stretch himself beyond what is readily seen and understood, and to study form in its purest sense.  Since 2006, he has been a full-time artist in Chicago. This follows a lifetime creating art, design, motion picture animation, video and multi-image presentations for corporations around the world.

He is a native of Michigan. He was born in Midland, Michigan and studied at Albion College, Detroit College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University. His first gallery shows were in the Detroit area in the late 1960s. His mobiles have been sold in museum stores across the country for many years. Richard was a resident artist at the Chicago Artists Coaliton Gallery in 2009-2010, followed by a two year stint as exhibiting artist and gallerist at a Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery in Chicago's Loop under the auspices of the Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation. He has continues to exhibit at a variety of venues in Chicago and beyond.

Statement

My work looks at shadow as light, light as shadow, revealing imagery in both positive and negative space in a framework of changing references. The shapes and their visual rhythms are informed by shape-memories and emotional references -- defined by adjacent counter-forms -- creating a constant meditative conversion of rhythmic balance from shape to counter-shape.