Boris Cipusev

Boris Cipusev works mainly in felt-tip pen and watercolour pencil, utilising both text and shapes to create vibrant, colourful drawings. His beautifully concise and considered drawings present text as image. Often employing just a few words or a word/number combination, Cipusev’s works give us both enigmatic juxtapositions and poetic resonances. For the artist, these words have a specific meaning that includes places he's seen, names of people he knows and figures from popular culture. Boris Cipusev (born 1988) has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project since 2007 and has participated in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally including: Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne (2008-2014) and Hybrid Making – new work from Australia, Canada and Scotland, Project Ability Gallery, Scotland. His work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria collection.