Max Rippon is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores the impact and nuances of textual communication through language, forms, and symbols. Leveraging his study and love of painting, drawing, printmaking, calligraphy, graffiti, and sign painting, as well as new digital fabrication techniques, he has worked prolifically for years in the public space and in his studio practice.
Rippon has shown his work internationally with solo exhibitions in Basel, Portland, San Francisco, Barcelona, Cologne, Brussels, and London as well as participating in curated group shows from New York City to Romania. He has created murals and other public works in cities, remote villages, and abandoned structures across 36 countries in three continents. Born and raised in New York City Max Rippon received his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
A well without water. A bird that can’t fly. An alley with no exit. A study of minimalist poetry on a maximalist scale. Thanks to the the Traffic Design Festival Gdynia, Poland, 2015