Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, New York City is pleased to present Tim Ripley’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, running from September 11 through October 25, 2014.

Tim Ripley continues to employ his complex, multi-layer process of sculpting, photographing, digital rendering, and eventually painting his refined oil on panel paintings. His works continue to explore the ideas of biological and mechanical reproduction. His new candy-colored polymer sculptures are comprised of thousands of tiny structures in polymer clay that are attached to the larger sculpted biomorphic surface. In a manner that references complex growth systems, his narratives involve “mitosis, mutations, inequality, and rebellion.”

In contrast to Ripley’s previous work, his new work has a brasher palette. A brash palette is employed to convey human characteristics like vanity and desire. These qualities contrast his cell structures production techniques and compositional systems, which intend to refer to logic and machines. The use of saturated decorative color palette is about artifice and surface, while the systems he incorporates speak of substantive and internal things.


Tim Ripley
September 11 - October 25, 2014
Opens September 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Blue Velvet

Tim Ripley, Blue Velvet, 2013

Steel Magnolias

Tim Ripley, Steel Magnolias, 2013


Tim Ripley, Flashdance, 2011

System 7

Tim Ripley, System 7 , 2014


Tim Ripley, Henry , 2014

Full Metal Jacket

Tim Ripley, Full Metal Jacket, 2014


Tim Ripley, C.H.U.D, 2014


Tim Ripley, Scanners, 2014


Tim Ripley, Vacation, 2014

My Bloody Valentine

Tim Ripley, My Bloody Valentine, 2014

Body Heat

Tim Ripley, Body Heat, 2012

Ruthless People

Tim Ripley, Ruthless People, 2012


Tim Ripley, Brazil, 2014

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Tim Ripley, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, 2010

War Games

Tim Ripley, War Games, 2013

Reference System 57

Tim Ripley, Reference System 57, 2014

The Right Stuff

Tim Ripley, The Right Stuff, 2013

Heavy Metal

Tim Ripley, Heavy Metal, 2011

Valley Girl

Tim Ripley, Valley Girl, 2011

Devil Bunny

Tim Ripley, Devil Bunny, 2012

Purple Rain

Tim Ripley, Purple Rain, 2012

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