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For many of the paintings here I used chopsticks or branches and so forth rather than paintbrushes, in order to generate less control and not get caught up in brush-handling intricacies. Similarly, many of the paintings don't have an up or down, are not tied to a single perspective, and can thus be hung in any direction.
 

Paintings (in general)
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
SOLVING PROBLEMS THROUGH ART, MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION
2007 -2014
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm

Another version of the title reads: WORKING ON ISSUES THROUGH ART, (E)MOTION & MEDITATION.

It also reads: "This really is one of the worst pieces of s . . t I ever did. Should I nonetheless just accept it?"
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
WAKE UP TO? FROM? WITHIN? YOUR DREAMS
2011
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm

Too many authorities are giving too many confusing directions.

It's curious how the words "to" and "from" interlock.

See also the animation under Projections
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
MY NEXT SHOW
2011
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 72", 122 x 182 cm

This was a planning list for my next show - it didn't go according to plan, of course.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic, household paint, insects, feathers, found tape on canvas
VTY
2011
Acrylic, household paint, insects, feathers, found tape on canvas
48" x 72", 122 x 182 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
THREE PLUS ONE CONCEPTS
2011
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
ANNA & DONALD
2010
Acrylic on canvas
Each 30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm

See also POLAROIDS:
1993-11-21
1995-04-26
1995-05-15A


EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pencil on canvas
IF YOU DO IT YOU CAN, IF YOU DON'T YOU CAN'T
2008
Acrylic and pencil on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm

After Eric Poettschacher
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
The Grass Is ALWAYS Greener EXACTLY Where You Are NOT
2009
Household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
O-WORD REVOLVER
2008
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm

The four-letter words in this "revolutionary" painting all end in “O” – Soho, Nato, Gogo, Xeno, etc.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
+O+ +O+, LOL LOL
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

The German word for “dead” is "tot" - the perfect word for a perfect symmetry.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
VOX POP
2008
Acrylic on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
BOT ROB, LON DON
2008
Household paint on canvas
Each 20" x 20", 50 x 50 cm

Two (of many) paintings based on the "AOL" painting.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Dripped household paint on canvas
POP GOD
2009
Dripped household paint on canvas
Each 20" x 20", 50 x 50 cm

Two (of many) paintings based on the "AOL" painting.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
AOL
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

Once in a while I find another three-letter word with O in its center, and I’ll add it to this painting.

For an animation featuring these words go to: TOP JOB
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
STUFF - ERGO SUM
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

Selfie/self-portrait, with assorted concepts, names, numbers, and facts essential to my life at one point.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
BEYUS
2008
Household paint on canvas
72" x 60", 182 x 152 cm

Artists' names that came to mind while I painted artists' names. I may not be finished.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
WARHOL (artists I like and know of)
2008
Household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm

Artists' names that came to my mind while I was painting artists' names... maybe not finished... well, I think it is.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Poured household paint on canvas
ZENZENZENZEN (white)
2008
Poured household paint on canvas
18" x 18", 45.5 x 45.5 cm

J. S., Accord, N.Y.
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Poured household paint on canvas
ZENZENZENZEN (black)
2009
Poured household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Houshold paint on canvas
ZEN DECO - DECO ZEN
2008
Houshold paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
ZENPOP
2008
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
SIMPLY TRUST
2008
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
30" x 30", 76 x 76 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and household paint on canvas
JESUS
2008
Acrylic and household paint on canvas
48" x 48", 122 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic on canvas
ABC PLUS LOGOS (blind)
2007
Acrylic on canvas
60" x 72", 152 x 182 cm

The title includes "blind" as this painting was made with my eyes closed. To further complicate matters, I painted each letter or logo many times before I went on to the next one; to further complicate matters I painted with chopsticks; and to further complicate matters the painting was standing upright while I painted.

See also: drawings/blind

EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
LOGOS IN THE UNIVERSE
1997
Household paint on canvas
62" x 48", 158 x 122 cm

P. O., New York
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Household paint on canvas
THE BIRTH OF BIG SIGNS (In the Beginning Was the Image)
1997
Household paint on canvas
62" x 48", 158 x 122 cm
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
SO IST DAS LEBEN *
1989
Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
36" x 48", 92 x 122 cm

* THAT'S HOW LIFE IS
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
SUN-SMILEY UNDER MARLBORO
1989
Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
ca. 72" x 48", 182 x 122 cm

I. & K. M., Frankfurt
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
ME UNDER MARLBORO
1988
Acrylic and pigment on distressed canvas
ca. 72" x 48", 182 x 122 cm

I. & K. M., Frankfurt

See also POLAROID:
1989-10-07
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
D R J NG H TL R M KN B NCH R
1988
Acrylic and dispersion on distressed canvas
ca. 80" x 80", 204 cm x 204 cm

"Der junge Hitler im Knabenchor" = "The young Hitler in the boys' choir." Can you pick him out?
EGON ZIPPEL Paintings (in general) Packaging and acrylic on foam board
SELF WITH SELFIE
1986
Packaging and acrylic on foam board
6 panels, each 32" x 40", 81 x 102 cm, overall size 96" x 80", 243 cm x 204 cm

"You are what you eat," they say. I collected my food packaging and from them composed out a self-portrait.

See also: Download Egon

P. G., Milano
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