Chris Hipkiss: Drawings

April 23 – August 30, 2008

Curated by Annie Carlano

Intuit presents this solo exhibition of Hipkiss’ work curated by Annie Carlano. This show will feature Doddington, the first large scale drawing created by the artist and on display for the first time in the United States.

British-born artist Chris Hipkiss began drawing at an early age. When he was 2 years old, he covered his pillowcase in black spiders drawn with a ballpoint pen and created a hand-made illustrated book at the age of 16. Over the years, he has evolved into a very sophisticated self-taught artist. Focusing on the environmental danger our society has created, his work features incredibly complex, large-scale renderings of a post-apocalyptic future. His images depict a haunting future world of decreased human activity; results from excessive abuse to our surroundings.

Although his skillful art techniques are self-taught, Hipkiss was inspired by his wife Alpha to return to school and was awarded an honors degree in Geography and American Studies at Canterbury Christ Church College in 1999. Hipkiss currently lives in France where he continues to build his oeuvre.