About the artist
"DOES THAT COME IN RED?"
Candice Tripp is a South Africa born artist living in the North East of England.
At 21 her darkly humorous paintings caught the eye of a local gallery who provided the platform for her first solo show. At 22 her work was being exhibited in LA.
Child-like subjects pluck at adult themes in paintings whose narrative provide all the answers one could expect to find on single page torn from a book.
Entirely self taught, her ever-evolving practice now extends to include etching, sculpture, brass work, full scale installation and most recently jewellery design. She has had solo shows in London and New York and recently provided the artwork for Arrow Video's release of Donnie Darko.
Lainya Magaña for Hi-Fructose magazine
It is the litmus test of a good artist to be able to communicate a commentary without being overwrought. Tripp's ability to portray the leitmotifs of good and evil with balanced symbolism and subtle wit demonstrate her embodiment of this quality.
Features, collaborations and commissions
After years of wondering how high-detail charms are made and longingly fantasising about making my own I suddenly found myself flirting with the idea of making jewellery when everything-is-possible-Chris said that I could easily get my designs cast in silver in Bangkok. Could I?! I could! And then almost immediately I...