Behind the smooth, pho­to­graph­ic sur­face of artist Lau­rie Lip­ton’s pen­cil draw­ings lies a very strange and con­fus­ing world…

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Inspired by the hyper-real­is­tic paint­ings of the 15th cen­tu­ry Flem­ish and Dutch mas­ters, Lau­rie cre­at­ed her graph­ic tech­nique by imi­tat­ing the art of such great artists as Hans Mem­ling and Albrecht Dür­er.

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Lori Lip­ton was born in New York. She start­ed draw­ing at the age of 4. All you need to work is char­coal, a sim­ple pen­cil and paper. Her par­ents were proud of Lori Lip­ton’s art, they sup­port­ed her, con­sid­er­ing her a lit­tle genius. Although not all of her entourage gave due atten­tion to cre­ativ­i­ty. Being a kind lit­tle child, her paint­ings looked cru­el, sin­is­ter and “dark” against her back­ground.

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Themes for works come exclu­sive­ly in words, name­ly in words, in frag­ments of phras­es, in sen­tences. She always car­ries a note­book to write down thoughts and phras­es that will lat­er be reborn on paper.

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Not every­one likes Lori Lip­ton’s paint­ing. She knows it. Dark themes do not always find their audi­ence.

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Lori Lip­ton grad­u­at­ed from Carnegie-Mel­lon Uni­ver­si­ty in Penn­syl­va­nia with a degree in fine arts. She was the first to grad­u­ate with hon­ors. Lau­rie lived in Hol­land, Bel­gium, Ger­many, France, and since 1986 she moved to Lon­don, and lives there today.
Lau­rie Lip­ton’s paint­ings are shown through­out Europe, includ­ing Eng­land, Bel­gium, Hol­land, as well as in the USA, espe­cial­ly in New York and San Fran­cis­co.

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See also
Vision of the Earth