The Talking Head-Hand-Heart
Stipl utilises his technical skill to create shocking, discomfortingly realistic figural sculpture that expresses the human form locked in thresholds of pain or primal emotion. Often the works develop as tableaus, the multiples of personality produced by Stipl each clashing and repeating themselves in sequence. ‘Strawberry Cream’ explores this to fruition with the grid-like locking in of a babies’ head — each individually rendered emotion quickly giving way to a larger wall of noise, and an audiences’ vague horror and even revulsion towards the wax-like primordial substances in which they are embedded.
Medium: Clay-Oil Paint