NEPN is delighted to welcome John Kippin, who will be discussing new creative approaches and departures in his recent practice. John will also show experimental work from his archive that hasn’t been previously exhibited. John Kippin is an artist and photographer working within the broad context of landscape. He is currently showing (with Chris Wainwright) in Futureland Now: Reflections on the Post-Industrial Landscape at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle until 20th January.
Whilst acknowledging the traditions of pictorial landscape, John’s work also foregrounds issues within contemporary culture and politics. In addition to gallery exhibitions, he has produced a number of public art works in a range of media and publications. Recent books include Local (with Henry Kippin) and He (with David Chandler). He has worked on numerous commissions including Cold War Par Pastoral based at Greenham Common, Berkshire, Compton Verney in Warwickshire and Coast situated in a Martello tower in Jaywick, Essex. His work has been widely exhibited both in the UK and overseas and is in many public and private collections. John is Professor of Photography at the University of Sunderland.