Kirpy uses painting as a means to represent his perception of environments, focusing on human form and architecture. Subjects are translated through the layering of paint and detailed multi layered stencils. The outcome provides photorealistic works that reflect the urban landscape to which the artist is immersed.
Kirpy has experimented with acrylic and aerosol for 15 years, initially creating paintings and evolving his style and techniques on public walls. As his practice has evolved, the paintings have migrated into gallery spaces whilst maintaining the textures and qualities of his street based works. Growing up in Melbourne, graffiti has been a seminal influence in his work through materiality and medium.
Kirpy has created and exhibited work throughout Australia, Europe and the United States, and was a finalist in this years Archibald Prize.