FILIP LAV creates amusing, kinetic-looking, figurative sculptures colorfully painted on plywood and Styrofoam. Lav, who began his art career as a painter, found himself gradually drawn away from painting on canvas to sculpture. Lav developed a repertoire of strange and wonderful wood figures jigsawed from sheets of plywood. His two to seven foot large sculptures are extravagant hybrids, jester-like and pompously extroverted. Yet, hidden within lurks a complexity and darkness where stories of protest, perversion, and violence are embedded and take root. Flip Lave was born in Vienna, Austria with family roots in Macedonia. He received a BFA from Oxford University. He currently lives and works in New York and Vienna.
SUMMER PROJECT 2016 (July 25 – August 19, 2016)