Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I am Myc Ripley

Myc Ripley (°1979, Ukiah, United States) creates and performs music, media art and conceptual artworks. With a conceptual approach, Ripley wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.

His performances directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By creating situations and breaking the passivity of the spectator, he wants the listener to become part of the art as a kind of added component. Art is entertainment: to be able to touch the work, as well as to interact with the work is important.

His works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric, humoristic elements. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the listener in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.

His work appears as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. Myc Ripley currently lives and works in San Jose.

Check out the 3 part Myc Ripley back story in the Bio tab!!

2 comments:

  1. already fam. you are definitely on top of your game.

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    1. Maaan, I'm still pushing.. I feel like it tho!! Lotta things happening this year. Thanks sis

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