After the success of her first publication for Sampson Low, artist Stella Tripp returns with a new chapbook of mesmeric line drawings. These drawings grew out of two recent series: “murmurations” in which black and white triangles are assembled to create larger shapes; and “grid drawings” in which intersecting lines create a net that twists and distorts but doesn’t break. Combined here in playful visual meditations, they become walls that skew space and embrace difference.
These walls can be coloured by the viewer to create new compositions, bringing a fresh sense of collaboration to the chapbook scene. There is a trend for adult colouring books at this time but Colouring Walls is a step beyond the usual colour-by-numbers approach to the genre. It is not easy to choose your path across these walls, do you strike out across a path or wash over the walls with a wave of colour. The choice of course is yours.
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Stella Tripp is an artist based in Exeter, Devon. Art is her way of trying to understand the world and connect with it. Working with a wide variety of techniques and materials, Stella creates a broad range of art in both two and three dimensions. Going back to basic black-ink-pen on paper – a childhood favourite – is at the same time a relief and a different kind of challenge. This series of drawings started out as a creative exercise exploring the expressive potential of such limited materials. The resulting images could also be seen as a visual metaphor for integration.
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A visual exploration of difference and integration
Published February 2017
A6 Size, 16 printed pages,
Black and White
Price – £2