KIRPY

‘ARCHETYPE’

2nd– 23rd May 2017

Melbourne is in constant evolution with the gentrification of iconic suburbs spreading further and deeper in response to market demand. Kirpy’s latest exhibition critiques this process, asking ‘what is at stake’ and ‘what is left behind’. Empty buildings, whose tenants were pushed out by property prices, their windows pasted up with layers of old decaying posters – Kirpy documents the way that gentrification eats away at the unique culture of Melbourne’s streets. If Melbourne is known for its rich culture and the buildings that play host to it, is the architecture of gentrification unravelling Melbourne’s archetypes?

‘Kunst’  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.

2014

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.

 

We have moved

We have moved

Mixed Media - 7 layered stencil on cardboard, with spray paint and acrylic

54 x 55 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$700.00 inc. GST

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Shop for lease #1

Shop for lease #1

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencil on recycled posters, with spray paint and gesso

80 x 60 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$800.00 inc. GST

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Shop for lease #2

Shop for lease #2

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencil on recycled posters, with spray paint and gesso

80 x 60 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$800.00 inc. GST

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Shop for lease #3

Shop for lease #3

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencil on recycled posters, with spray paint and gesso

80 x 60 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$800.00 inc. GST

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Shop for lease #4

Shop for lease #4

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencil on recycled posters, with spray paint and gesso

80 x 60 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$800.00 inc. GST

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Queen Vic Market Truck

Queen Vic Market Truck

Mixed Media - 8 layered stencils on cardboard, with spray paint and acrylic

64 x 108 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$950.00 inc. GST

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Our home – composition 1

Our home – composition 1

Mixed Media - 11 layered stencils on cardboard, with spray paint and acrylic

114 x 92 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2017

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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Our home – composition 2

Our home – composition 2

Mixed Media - 11 layered stencils on cardboard, with spray paint and acrylic

92 x 114 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2017

$1,200.00 inc. GST

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View from Billboards carpark rooftop

View from Billboards carpark rooftop

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencils on cardboard, with spray paint and acrylic

100 x 150 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2017

$2,200.00 inc. GST

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Archetype I

Archetype I

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencils on aluminium with spray paint and acrylic

91 x 76 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2017

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Archetype II

Archetype II

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencils on aluminium with spray paint and acrylic

91 x 76 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2017

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Archetype

Archetype

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencils on cardboard with spray paint and acrylic

233 x 173 cm

Year of Print: 2017

$2,000.00 inc. GST

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Stairway to the Nylex Silos I

Stairway to the Nylex Silos I

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencils on aluminium with spray paint and acrylic

91 x 76 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2017

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Stairway to the Nylex Silos II

Stairway to the Nylex Silos II

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencils on aluminium with spray paint and acrylic

91 x 76 cm

Edition length: 2

Year of Print: 2017

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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"Yeah, nah she’ll be right"

"Yeah, nah she’ll be right"

Mixed Media - 9 layered stencils on aluminium with spray paint and acrylic

91 x 76 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2017

$1,000.00 inc. GST

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Sydney Road

Sydney Road

Mixed Media - 6 layered stencils on recylced posters with spray paint and acrylic

143 x 113 cm

Edition length: 3

Year of Print: 2017

$2,400.00 inc. GST

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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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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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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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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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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

ONE EDITION LEFT AVAILABLE

60 x 81 cm

Edition length: 4

Year of Print: 2015

$600.00 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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