Filip Lav creates amusing, kinetic-looking, figurative sculptures colorfully painted on plywood and Styrofoam. Lav, who began his art career as a painter, found himself gradually drawn away from painting on canvas to sculpture. Lav developed a repertoire of strange and wonderful wood figures jigsawed from sheets of plywood. His two to seven foot large sculptures are extravagant hybrids, jester-like and pompously extroverted. Yet, hidden within lurks a complexity and darkness where stories of protest, perversion, and violence are embedded and take root.  Flip Lave was born in Vienna, Austria with family roots in Macedonia.  He received a BFA from Oxford University.  He currently lives and works in New York and Vienna.


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