Ivy: newest addition to The Tribe

Ivy, my latest Tribe commission
10″ x 10″
oil and ink on canvas

If you would like to discuss a Tribe commission, please get in touch.

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The Grady Twins sign my painting

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the release of The Shining.

The Grady Twins, the ACTUAL Grady Twins (Louise and Lisa Burns) were in attendance and so was @drbenswift

I think that the ‘best thing’ is being an iconic child of noteworthy, respected horror. I guess the next best thing is to have two of those former children sign one of your paintings.

It put this sort of thing down to my good fortune of living in England and making interesting, nutty friends like Dr Ben.

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Thank you

to everyone who made a donation to Humane Society International.

It means more to me than I can say.

The winner is Robert Knight.

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Make a donation to HSI to win a painting

I just saw a photo of a dog getting blowtorched and I can’t do anything about it. Every few weeks I donate what I can but right now I have more art to throw around than money.

I haven’t got any paintings of dogs, but I’ll give this cat painting away. I’ll ship it anywhere in the world.

donate

Just click the image above and make a donation to HSI.

Forward the confirmation email or a screengrab to info@candicetripp.com to be in with a chance.

I’ll draw a winner on June 22nd. A donation of any amount will do.

HSI does a lot of good work, so whether it’s the dog meat trade, bullfighting, illegal puppy mills, bear bile farming, exotic animal trade, farming standards or other animal rights issues, I feel like they’re an organisation with integrity and a progressive approach to their causes.

Maybe you’ve seen the Yulin Dog Meat Festival reports. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe you’re already shouting about how people are starving, that children are caught in chemical warfare or that you think it’s hypocritical to demonise one kind of meat-eater over another.

Here’s the thing: this isn’t a question of what animals should and shouldn’t be eaten. This isn’t a question of poverty. I know that if the shit really hit the fan, we’d all be eating each other once we got through our own pets. I don’t think meat eating will stop any time soon – but the issue is the manner in which we go about doing it- irrespective of whether or not the animal in question is regarded as a pet.

There are laws in place to ensure that whichever animal product you’re popping Rennies over working through right now was reared, slaughtered, transported and packaged to meet specific standards of welfare (for them) and hygiene (for us).

Here’s why this is different to eating a Tesco Finest Whatever:

They’re estimating that 10000 dogs will go to slaughter on June 22nd – many of them are stolen pets*. Some are still wearing their collars.
They’re beaten and boiled alive**

How your donation helps this particular cause:

‘HSI is working in countries across Asia to end the dog meat trade. We participate in raids on trucks crammed with dogs headed for slaughter. We provide funding to train officials for improved enforcement of laws and support care for confiscated animals. In South Korea, we’re helping dog meat farmers transition to more humane ways of making a living. We also helped form the Asia Canine Protection Alliance to end the illegal trade of dogs from Thailand and Laos into Vietnam.’

*If you’re a bit like ‘look I like dogs, but I eat meat. I just can’t muster a fuck right now’ maybe try to imagine someone stealing and beating the shit out of your car (and if that works, if you find yourself feeling like that might be unfair, do me a favour and punch yourself in the groin)

**In some areas there’s this awful idea is that an animal tastes better when its system is flooded with the chemicals that are released when it’s terrified and in agony, so they beat the shit out of them before slaughtering them.

More from
The Guardian
Vice
The Independent
And more information about the other good work HSI does.

Here’s the painting;Candice Tripp Baltic 39
It finds the little people
10″ x 10″
oil and ink on canvas

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I’ll paint them real pretty, like.

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Sculpture update

Bone dolls and Sally dolls from the installation.

sculpture update

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New work

 

Please get in touch for prices and availability

royals
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They used to be royals but nobody cares
oil and ink on canvas
36″ x 36″
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Candice Tripp Late Shows Baltic 39
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Come back out before the flowers close
oil and ink on canvas
30″ x 30″
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day before
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The day before they all died in The Fire
oil and ink on canvas
30″ x 30″
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footsteps stopped Candice Tripp woods
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And when she paused to listen, the footsteps stopped
oil and ink on canvas
18″ x 24″
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chickens
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Mary runs away – “They can’t sacrifice Percy and Edgar. We’re friends”
oil and ink on canvas
18″ x 24″
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She kept a piece of herself close to hand to remind herself of the girl she used to be
oil and ink on canvas
18″ x 24″
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Candice Tripp Baltic 39
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Empty Dresses
oil and ink on canvas
10″ x 10″

Candice Tripp Baltic 39
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High risk, low yield
oil and ink on canvas
10″ x 10″

Candice Tripp Baltic 39
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It finds the little people
oil and ink on canvas
10″ x 10″

Candice Tripp Baltic 39
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It’s seen you
oil and ink on canvas
10″ x 10″

 

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Lord of the flies mask 3.5cm, resin | framed 18.5cm x 14cm x 6cm  | click to enlarge

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Black rabbit mask 6cm, resin | framed 18.5cm x 14cm x 6cm | click to enlarge

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White rabbit mask 6.5cm, resin | framed 18.5cm x 14cm x 6cm | click to enlarge

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Frances mask 3cm, resin | framed 18.5cm x 14cm x 6cm | click to enlarge

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Black skull mask 3cm, resin | framed 18.5cm x 14cm x 6cm | click to enlarge

 

bone doll 6

Bone doll #6, resin |H:23cm | Bell jar: 34cm x 22,5cm| -click to enlarge-

bone doll 7ab

Bone doll #7a+b, resin | H:26cm | Bell jar: 34cm x 22,5cm | -click to enlarge-

bone doll 8

Bone doll #8 resin |H:22cm | Bell jar: 34cm x 22,5cm| -click to enlarge-

bone doll 10ab

Bone doll #10a+b, resin |H:26cm | Bell jar: 34cm x 22,5cm| -click to enlarge-

sally 122

Sally doll #122, resin |H:26cm | Bell jar: 34cm x 22,5cm| -click to enlarge-

sally 123

Sally doll #123, resin | H:8cm | Bell jar: 34cm x 22,5cm | -click to enlarge-

Prints

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Credulous Morons – Newcastle Late Shows

Thank you from the blackest coal pits of my racing blood pump to everyone who came to see what I do. I never expected such a big, interested crowd of genuinely nice people. So many friends, long time supporters and new faces – I was so touched by the turn out and by the messages of support from people who couldn’t make it; thank you so much.

The decision to do the Late Shows was the result of a broiling combination of fearful urges; to host a one-night show all on my own, to try to manage every aspect of it and see if I could pull it off, to bring work back to Newcastle where I get a lot of love and support from friends and strangers who can’t pop off to London or NY or LA to get a quick look. I also wanted to make a physical connection between my instragram feed and the work I put out without the pressure of a full-blown exhibition that ‘speaks’ for where I am in my art-making life.

Over the past two years I’ve become aware of the fact that the work I make between shows gets relegated entirely to ‘process’ irrespective of the fact that in retrospect I often prefer it to the work I end up taking to exhibitions. I haven’t thought too hard about it being looked at or how; I just make it. I pull the trigger on ideas without worrying about where they might rest on my personal Scale of Shitness. As a result it has no place. It doesn’t fit in. If someone doesn’t ask if they can buy it I just hide it and then eventually, after enough years go by, I destroy it or give it to friends as if it’s clothing I got too fat to wear. That unique combination of fondness, self disgust and shame over being responsible for something that didn’t quite get a chance to be seen.

At first I thought I’d put all of that work up. Typically though, what I initially pictured (“PROCESS work!”, drawings, roughs, finished articles that don’t ‘fit’ anywhere else) lost their appeal and I wanted to do something new.

Preparation was squeezed into a brilliant, tight, time frame that didn’t allow pause for thought. I’ve entertained the idea of throwing colour out for a show, but didn’t think I’d ever be able to commit to that. I just about managed it for Credulous Morons; two mere red noses; a personal best.

Anyway, I don’t like it when artists explain themselves to the n’th degree, but in the shuffle to meet my stupid-as-fuck personal deadline, I didn’t even come close to providing any of the information a regular press release would offer. There you go, if you’re still reading.

– very special thanks to Chris, Sue, Will, Liz, Emily and Jamie. The Late Shows and the staff at the Baltic 39. Without them it wouldn’t have happened at all.

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PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE!

If you can’t make to the Late Shows this weekend, you can pick up a print online, now.

– free global shipping until Sunday! –

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Candice Tripp sculpture

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