My work is often very sparse in its content. The elements I use are minimised until only that which is ‘active’ remains. This reduction is essential as it allows for greater control over each of these elements and, crucially, allows me to eliminate any accident in favour of ‘conscious choice’. The precision is also functional; further emphasising that even details, of sometimes only one millimetre or less, are intentional and not the result of chance. Creating a situation where the viewer is fully aware that every nuance has been considered and is not the outcome of a serendipitous act.

I choose imagery associated with human activity, rather than that which pertains to the natural environment, as I wish to communicate in a very direct and, as I see it, very ‘human’ way. I am interested in the connections we make with others through the things we create – art, music, architecture..., and how these connections can be based on the tiniest of details. I find that the knowledge of these details being created specifically and ’intentionally’ by the artist, composer, architect…, rather than by random occurrences, produces an intensely intimate connection enhanced by the unambiguous nature of the expression.
Exhibitions (Selected)
2018
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CONSTRUCTOR, Galerie–NZ, Municipal Academy of Arendonk, Belgium, curated by Luc Hoekx and Arjan Janssen (group)
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ON2, 82 Drayton Road, London UK (group)
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SHIFT – Shawn Stipling · Martina Geccelli, RaumX Project Space, London, UK (2 person)
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ICONS/Reductive Icons, KNO Lab, Mikhail Bulgakov Museum, Kiev, Ukraine (group)
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STRUCTURES RESIDENCY, Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, UK
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QUE DU CERCLE, L’Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France (group)
2017
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PAINTING BLACK, Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest, Germany (group)
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SIGHTLINES – Shawn Stipling, Galerie Floss & Schultz, Cologne, Germany (SOLO)
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Galerie Floss & Schultz zu Gast im Kunsthaus Rehau, Rehau, Germany (group)
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DIE DRITTE DIMENSION: Skulpturen · Objekte · Perspektiven, Galerie Floss & Schultz, Cologne, Germany (group)
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INTERCONTINENTAL LINE, Galerie Abstract Project, Paris, France (group)
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ECCENTRIC GEOMETRIC, ArtHouse1, Bermondsey, London, UK (group)
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COMBINED, Gray Contemporary, Houston TX, USA (group)
2016
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IN OTHER WORDS, Gray Contemporary, Houston TX, USA (SOLO)
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THE PATTERN REVEALS ITSELF, Claudia Weil Galerie, Friedberg, Germany, curated by Ivo Ringe (group)
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ATTEND, Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, UK, curated by Marion Piper (3 person)
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GALLERY WARMING, Galerie van den Berge, Netherlands (group)
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Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France (group)
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THE BLACK AND WHITE PROJECT, Curated by Look&Listen, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (group)
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RE-STRUCTURED, curated by Ivo Ringe, The Exchange, Penzance, UK (residency)
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ON THE SAME LINE, Galerie Olivier Nouvellet, Paris, France (group)
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ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, Riki Mijling · Shawn Stipling, Galerie Floss & Schultz, Cologne, Germany (2 person)
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OUT OF THE BLACK AND INTO THE BLUE, Galerie van den Berge, Netherlands (group)
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PAPER PARIS, (with Look&Listen), Paris, France (group)
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Galerie Victor Sfez, Paris, France (4 person)
2015
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FORMATS RAISIN, A Michel Barjol Project, Galerie Martagon/Look&Listen, France (group)
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NIGHT AND DAY, Gallery Studio van Dusseldorp, Netherlands, curated by Linda Arts (group)
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PAINTING, MORE OR LESS…, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (group)
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THE SEED OF ITS OPPOSITE, Gallery North, Glasgow Kelvin College, Scotland, UK (group)
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WE INSIST… ON INSISTE…, International Biennial of Non-Objective Art, Pont de Claix, France (group)
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DAVE MEIJER · SHAWN STIPLING, Galerie van den Berge, Netherlands (2 person)
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CARREMENT 2, L’Espace Christiane Peugeot, Paris, France (group)
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STILL IN MOTION, E M Gallery, Drachten, Netherlands (group)
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SATURATION ZERO, Abstract Project, Paris, France (group)
2014
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WINTER SHOW, Galerie van den Berge, Netherlands (group)
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STIMMUNG, Varsonofevsky Lane, 4/1, Moscow, Russiap (group)
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EDGES TO EMPTINESS · KANTEN ZUR LEERHEIT, Kunstlerhaus Dosenfabrik, Hamburg, Germany (group)
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WORKS ON PAPER, EXTENDED, COMPLEMENTED, Galerie van den Berge, Netherlands (4 person)
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Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France (group)
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GRIDS, Galerie van den Berge, Netherlands (6 person)
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Factory 49, Sydney, Australia (SOLO)
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YOU HAVE NO IDEA, Gallery 6b, Elingen, Belgium, curated by Alain Biltereyst (5 person)
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TOUJOURS SIMPLE, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France (group)
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Galerie Olivier Nouvellet, Paris, France (4 person)
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THE BLUE SQUARE PROJECT, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia (4 person)
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WORKS ON PAPER, SNO Contemporary Art projects, Sydney, Australia (3 person)
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30/30 IMAGE ARCHIVE PROJECT4, ABContemporary, Zurich, Switzerland (group)
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Galerie Olivier Nouvellet, Paris, France (4 person)
2013
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MANIAC, EPISODE IV, T.A.S, Groningen, Netherlands (group)
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Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France (group)
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REASON AND ROMANCE, Gallery 6b, Elingen, Belgium, curated by Alain Biltereyst (group)
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ON EDGE, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France (3 person)
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UNE QUESTION DE FAIT, Galerie Olivier Nouvellet, Paris, France (4 person)
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UNE QUESTION DE FAIT, Galerie Le Hang’Art, Grenoble, France (4 person)
2012
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ART POGOST REDUX, Guslitz, Russia (group)
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Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden, Essex, UK (group)
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Oriel Theatre Clwyd Gallery, Wales, UK (SOLO)
2011
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DE/RECONSTRUCTED, Galeria Espacio Abierto, Calahorra, Spain (2 person)
2010
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CUBE OPEN (RIBA Centre for the Urban Built Environment), Manchester, UK (group)
Represented by
GALERIE VAN DEN BERGE - Goes, Netherlands
GALERIE FLOSS UND SCHULTZ - Cologne, Germany
GRAY CONTEMPORARY - Houston TX, USA