Shawn Stipling

I am interested in how the things we make communicate with us – from painting and sculpture to architecture and music – and how, by looking closely at the small details and analysing the conscious choices we make, we can begin to see the razor’s edge that divides success or failure, elegance or clumsiness, intrigue or boredom, or just plain right or wrong.

I see my works as a series of individual experiments in my endeavour to understand this furtive language which we seldom question and are largely unaware of. To do this my work is stripped back to the minimum in order to ‘decontaminate the samples’ and to better interpret the results.