Jonas Lipps, “WIWI FOOD” at Bureau

As part of an exchange with Berlin’s Tanya Leighton Gallery, Bureau hosts Jonas Lipps, a German artist who works in watercolor, casein, collage and colored pencil on found scraps paper or cardboard. His imagery seems just as throwaway, with jumbles of color blocks and surreal scatterings of cartoonish or naive imagery—which, according to the gallery, deal with “social order: shopping centers, transportation networks, nation states, jails and schools.” The last seems especially relevant, given that Lipps’s style resembles a grade-schooler’s. A closer look, however, reveals numerous stylistic name-checks, including nods to James Ensor, George Grosz, Sigmar Polke and Martin Kippenberg.
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