For his exhibition in the Gallery Café, Daniel Lipp presents works from an ongoing series of original photographic negatives on Fuji colour paper.
Lipp uses a handmade camera to create a diaristic recording of his immediate surroundings and of specifically chosen places. This camera shoots directly onto photographic paper and therefore creates an indexical recording of a given time and space.
The resulting photographs are, at times, highly abstracted images, with an unreal, uncanny quality due to the inverted tones and over- or under-exposure. As a result of the long exposure time, the pictures are devoid of movement and action.
The larger series is concerned with different genres of representational painting, such as portraiture, still life, and landscape. Mountain Years focuses on a romantic notion of landscape painting.
The series was taken on a stay around Frauenkirch, near Davos, Switzerland, on daily excursions to the Stafelalp: a remote place in an Alpine area where the German Expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner arrived in 1917 to recover from illness, and shortly thereafter started painting his notable mountain pictures.
Daniel Lipp (b. 1982) was awarded the Selina Chenevière Fellowship Prize upon graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 2014. He previously studied at Goldsmiths College. Recent exhibitions include Slowmo Drama at Southard Reid, London, with a forthcoming solo show at Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam, in June 2015.
The Selina Chenevière Award provides a travel bursary for a student at the RA Schools. Set up in 2001 by Antoine Chenevière, in memory of his late wife, Lady Selina Chenevière, the prize is awarded at the Schools Show to a third-year student to fund a trip or visit to a destination that they feel will inform their practice.
The RA then mounts an exhibition in the Gallery Café of the work that has resulted from or been inspired by the student’s trip.
Daniel Lipp exhibition on till 1st June.
Gallery Café, Royal Academy of Arts (Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD)