Max Rippon (New York City, 1983), also known by the pseudonym Ripo, is a multi-disciplinary artist.
More questions than answers
His work explores the impact of textual communication through language, forms, and symbols. After graduating from art school in the United States in 2005 he left for Barcelona, Spain where he has since dedicated himself to painting and creating artwork both in the streets and the studio. In recent years his work has begun to be primarily text-based, exploring and communicating through typography, calligraphy and other hand-painted elements. His works often offer more questions than answers, always with a sense of sarcasm and humour laying beneath the surface.
Most important exhibtions
Rippon has shown his work internationally with solo exhibitions in San Francisco, Barcelona, Cologne, Brussels and London as well as participating in curated group shows from Brazil to Romania. He has created murals and other public works in cities, remote villages, and abandoned structures across 36 countries in three continents.