Catalogue of Artwork – Roger Lips
|Without title, 1984|
The rubric “Work Groups” should provide an alternative introduction into Lips’ works. Important items appear here along with short introductory comments.
The two other entry points are the Articles, which were written about Roger Lips at different periods of time and are documented here with the pictures they describe, and naturally the chronological Catalogue of Artwork, which is divided into four groups to allow for the time necessary to load the pictures.
The chronological ordering chosen is usually close to the printing date – that is, the completion and authorization of the graphics, since Lips set in motion a creation process for the pictures that contained innumerable intermediary steps and could extend over years. For the first exposure (or step in the process) he usually began with a snapshot – a photo that was taken during one of his trips. An exception for this is the abstract color dissolutions that were done in the late ’80s, but these were printed unchanged only for a large exhibition in 1991.
|Without title, 1985||Without title, 1985|
All the small photos, whether in the Articles section or in the general overview pages of the Catalogue (up to the completion, the only exceptions are the Exhibition Catalogue and the “Drawings” in the Index of Work Groups) can be clicked on to change over to a page, which allows full-screen viewing. With the 2- and 3-picture-groupings there are pages inserted, which show the groups as an entirety.
The numbering in the Catalogue of Artwork is not necessarily chronological. It follows rather the date of publications and the discovery in the estate. The "SB" in front of the numbers refers to the "Sammlung Bungter" (Bungter Collection).
A little tip for everyone who visits this site more frequently: You can interrupt the introductory section and go directly to the Catalogue of Artwork if you click on “www.rogerlips.de.”
And now – have fun as you discover the artist Roger Lips.
Berlin, May 1999, Thomas Michalak
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