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Mevlana Lipp

Figurative Art

March 2, 2021

Mevlana Lipp is a German contemporary artist whose works combine heavy-duty, inexpensive materials with refined, delicate construction. These materials, such as plywood and OSB, are usually associated with construction. Simultaneously, the artist takes a delicate approach that reflects the natural fragility of the subjects he cuts into the material. Born in Cologne, his family moved to a tiny village in the middle of a forest, where he lived until graduating from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Lipp started as a sculptor, working with different materials, where the process of combining the materials fascinated him. After his degree, he started developing wooded reliefs because they provided the possibility to create a composition, tell a story, and work with different materials in a sculptural way. His current practice equally includes both disciplines, so he considers himself both a painter and sculptor. Mevlana Lipp lives and works in Düsseldorf.