For Mountain Years, 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 FOMO at Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam and Slowmo Drama at Southard Reid, London