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Hipkiss

The drawings depict a post-apocalypse landscape caused by the actions of mankind. There is no escape: the future is just as frenzied and stressful as our current lives, his inhabitants being just as victimized and mutated as the landscape.

The work of Chris Hipkiss is often very large in scale; his landscapes panoramic – often presenting infinite vistas; his spaces inhabited by multiple figures – whole populations even. His drawings are characterised by a minute attention to detail: we can see every hair on each head, each brick of a building.

Hipkiss sticks to black and white in his work. At times he uses gold and silver inks. His reaction to questions about colour is emphatic: ‘Ah, the horror, the horror. I have a mental block about the use of colour. I love the precision of drawing and the very nature of colour makes precision harder to achieve.’
info: www.chrishipkiss.org