Candice Tripp

About the Artist

Candice Tripp moved from her native Cape Town, South Africa, to London in 2004. Like the realm of traditional fairytales, the world of South African born Candice Tripp is both magical and macabre.

In this domain, melancholic children and all manner of beasts are executed in oil and ink; it is a place where both joy and sorrow are as sharp as swords.

Childlike subjects add a sense of innocence to her work, though it is executed with a brutal wit that is unquestionably adult. Beautiful, illustrative, and dark, it is the very strangeness and richness of these figures that beckons us into their enchanted world.

Sedate children and their animal companions are stylishly executed in miniature, and give vision to the lessons and warnings of fables.

Suspended in a world of white negative space, we are enticed to allow our imagination to build the content and context of their bizarre and gently humorous action.

Tripp’s work implores us to enter her world, shut the gate and toss away the keys.

 

The Hanging Horse

The Hanging Horse  
Limited Edition Etching (ed of 50)
Size Framed: 400mm x 460mm
POA

the-end-2

The End
Limited Edition Etching (ed of 50)
Size Framed: 400mm x 460mm
POA

The Night House

The Night House
Limited Edition Etching (ed of 50)
Size Framed: 375mm x 410mm
POA

The Long - Haired Stoic

The Long – Haired Stoic
Limited Edition Etching
(ed of 50)
Size Framed: 370mm x 450mm
POA

And five more, for good measure,

‘…And five more, for good measure’
Limited Edition Etching (ed of 50)
Size Framed: 370mm x 450mm
POA

they took care of things in their own way

They Took Care Of Things In Their Own Way (2012)
Oil and Ink on Canvas
Size Unframed: 910mm x 915mm
POA

they cant sacrife percy and edgar

They Can’t Sacrifice Percy and Edgar. We’re Friends
Archival Pigment Print (Ed of 100)
Size Unframed: 490mm x 594mm
SOLD OUT

Its time for tea and sycophancy

It’s Time For Tea And Sycophancy (2012)
Oil and Ink on Canvas
Size Unframed: 760mm x 760mm
POA

high risk

High Risk, Low Yield  (2015)
Oil and Ink on Canvas
Size Unframed: 250mm x 250mm
POA

lunchhi

Frank: Sad because he lost his lunch (2015)
Gouache on Illustration Board
Size Unframed: 255mm x 305mm
SOLD

its seen you

It’s Seen You (2015)
Oil and Ink on Canvas
Size Unframed: 250mm x 250mm
POA

empty dresses

Empty Dresses (2015)
Oil and Ink on Canvas
Size Unframed: 250mm x 250mm
POA