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), Hybrid Making – new work from Australia, Canada and Scotland, Project Ability Gallery, Scotland and Turning the Page, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria collection.