Kevin Snipes

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Kevin Snipes

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Chicago-based artist Kevin Snipes spans the junction between two- and three-dimensional art, creating ceramic objects that become the surfaces for his paintings. Pulling from the history of Outsider Art, Snipes creates his work in a way that is intuitive and based on his personal experiences. His unconventional shapes stem from formal experiments, and they often seem to reference the body, a relationship underscored by the complex cartoon-like figures he draws by carving into their surfaces. “I think of my works as sort of snow globes,” Snipes has said. “You can see all angles. But with a vessel, you have to turn it around to see a different perspective. The sides are separated.”

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Chicago-based artist Kevin Snipes spans the junction between two- and three-dimensional art, creating ceramic objects that become the surfaces for his paintings. Pulling from the history of Outsider Art, Snipes creates his work in a way that is intuitive and based on his personal experiences. His unconventional shapes stem from formal experiments, and they often seem to reference the body, a relationship underscored by the complex cartoon-like figures he draws by carving into their surfaces. “I think of my works as sort of snow globes,” Snipes has said. “You can see all angles. But with a vessel, you have to turn it around to see a different perspective. The sides are separated.”

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Telling Stories with Sculpture: Kevin Snipes’ Lively Ceramics
Jul 17th, 2014
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