KIRPY

‘Kunst’
KIRPY
4th – 22nd November 2015

‘Kunst’ is the first solo exhibition in Melbourne from stencil artist Kirpy since he has spent the past 12 months living and painting in Berlin, drawing inspiration from a city rich in both character and history.

Whilst Kirpy has been abroad he has worked tirelessly plying his craft and experimenting with new techniques to further evolve his skills, continuing to impress with his unique blend of mediums culminating into an honest and detailed portrait of urban life. Whether it be images of streetscapes and architecture or of strangers walking by, Kirpy manages to perfectly capture the very essence of his subject through intricate detail on a wide array of canvases. Kirpy is pushing the boundaries of what we know and expect from stencil art by producing photorealistic pieces that challenge the audience into understanding the methods behind its production.

An all new body of work, ‘Kunst’ is an authentic and truthful depiction of the city of Berlin and the impression it has left on the artist. The exhibition captures the unique aesthetics of a city so rich in history, with a strong reference to the massive Cultural Revolution that occurred in Berlin in the early 1990’s after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Melbourne stencil artist ‘Kirpy’, has transported his industrial and street art concepts into a gallery context, whilst holding onto his originality, and standing out without destroying the connection of the artist’s original habitat or their contemporary attitudes of the world today.

Kirpy has created an insight of the youthful viewpoint of creative urban life today! ‘Raw Cuts’ is a collection of work made by stencils and printed on printmaking paper and cardboard, depicting imagery from the Melbourne street scene, to that of Berlin, New York and San Francisco. Using raw materials such as these, Kirpy creates an authenticity to the term ‘Raw Cuts’. ‘The work holds a relatively raw element, whether it’s in the subject matter or painting technique’ Kirpy explains.

As stenciling is a very versatile medium to work with, Kirpy has transferred from the original adolescent canvas of the streets of Melbourne, to a more mature 3×3 meter mural over multiple, unfolded cardboard boxes, with highly detailed hand cut multi-layered stencils painted with spray paint. It’s the technique that allows the blurring and mixture of mediums from printmaking, photography and painting, and Kirpy has created a benchmark for young contemporary printmakers to watch.

Kirpy’s original street platform is unfamiliar to Port Jackson Press Printmakers, but as we move with modern times, PJP is embracing contemporary artists like Kirpy, who are redefining the older age printing techniques, with a modern edge and multiple disciplines, techniques and subject matter that reflects our current world today.

 

Berlin Spring Time

Berlin Spring Time

Acrylic and 5 layer stencil on paper

56 x 76 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

$380.00 inc. GST

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Locality I

Locality I

Mixed Media - 6 layer hand painted stencils with 6 colours on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

52 x 103 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2016

$600.00 inc. GST

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Road sign

Road sign

Mixed Media - 6 layer hand painted stencils with 6 colours on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

101 x 72 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2016

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Locality

Locality

Sculpture - 12 layer, 6 colours, acrylic on cardboard, with foam, wire, nuts and bolts and LED lighting.

92 x 105 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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Westside

Westside

Mixed Media - 7 layer hand painted stencils with 7 colours on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

Unique state

56 x 76 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$690.00 inc. GST

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On the Corner

On the Corner

Mixed Media - 12 layer hand painted stencils with 6 colours on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

ONLY ONE EDITION LEFT AVAILABLE

110 x 160 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2016

$2,500.00 inc. GST

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Patterson Building

Patterson Building

Mixed Media - 54 layer hand painted stencils with 4 colours on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

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290 x 250 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$6,000.00 inc. GST

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Bruce

Bruce

Mixed Media - 5 layer hand painted stencils with 5 colours on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

210 x 90 cm

Year of Print: 2016

$1,500.00 inc. GST

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Victoria Street Butcher

Victoria Street Butcher

Mixed Media - 8 layer stencil using acrylic and spray paint

SOLD OUT

76 x 58 cm

Edition length: 5

Year of Print: 2016

$350.00 inc. GST

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You buff, we paint

You buff, we paint

Mixed Media - 8 layer stencils on cardboard

56 x 86 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2015

$480.00 inc. GST

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You paint, we buff

You paint, we buff

Mixed Media - 8 layer stencil on cardboard

56 x 86 cm

Edition length: 10

Year of Print: 2015

$480.00 inc. GST

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Cigarettes are sublime

Cigarettes are sublime

Mixed Media - 6 layer stencil on found cardboard

56 x 52 cm

Edition length: 6

Year of Print: 2015

$420.00 inc. GST

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Photoautomat

Photoautomat

Etching - Layered stencils with spray paint on found cardboard

Unique State

101 x 72 cm

Year of Print: 2015

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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Crowds (Left)

Crowds (Left)

Mixed Media - Spray paint on found cardboard

200 x 200 cm

Edition length: 1

Year of Print: 2015

$2,500.00 inc. GST

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All the time in the world part 2

All the time in the world part 2

Mixed Media - Hand painted stencils on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

85 x 57 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2015

$600.00 inc. GST

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Delivery Truck

Delivery Truck

Mixed Media - Layered stencil on found cardboard

60 x 81 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2015

$600.00 inc. GST

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Abandoned Building at Hermannplatz

Abandoned Building at Hermannplatz

Mixed Media - Layered stencil on found cardboard

85 x 53 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2015

$900.00 inc. GST

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Window Watching

Window Watching

Mixed Media - Layered stencil on found cardboard

63 x 70 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2015

$450.00 inc. GST

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Waiting at the Lights 1

Waiting at the Lights 1

Mixed Media - Layered stencil on found cardboard

80 x 60 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2015

$750.00 inc. GST

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Waiting at the Lights 2

Waiting at the Lights 2

Mixed Media - Layered stencil on found cardboard

80 x 60 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2015

$750.00 inc. GST

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All the time in the world

All the time in the world

Stencil on cardboard

89 x 47 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2014

$680.00 inc. GST

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Windows (cardboard edition)

Windows (cardboard edition)

Mixed Media

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1600 x 2000 cm

Year of Print: 2014

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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