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Jeff Chiplis


born: 29. 2. 1952 in Indianapolis, USA
graduate: Indiana University
address: 839 Jefferson Ave, 44113 Cleveland OH, USA
e-mail: jeffrychiplis@sbcglobal.net
http://agentofchaos.com/chiplis

fri. 23/7 go to the grocery store and pick up food supplies. have a bite before going to the studio. things are really feeling like home with piles of glass, tools and supplies. finish the "totem" piece. all bolted together. scope out the location for it but the wall belongs to the church so we need to ask them if we can hang on it...coming home late, walking up the hill by the hardware store when suddenly all three flower boxes from the second floor come crashing to the street in unison less than 10 meters in front of us. we all look at each other and laugh. strange this street with falling flower boxes. color of the evening: white
(color of the evening c.o.e. were neons that i left turned on in the studio at night so they could be viewed from the town square. the artist is in and he's working.) thurs. 29/7 "the neon installation in the four smallest rooms of the chateau at mikulov" has now become three rooms. we asked about the fourth little room and were told its private. the first of the three rooms, actually the second smallest, is the neon fire place. libor novotny, the assistant, and i move a majority of the glass tubes to the site and right away i break a long white arc. just the slightest touch to these stone castle walls is all it takes. so we build a little neon fire in the niche of the room. click, click. (photos) use a natural neon arc to define the curve of the space. click, click. then its on to the "two halves don't make a whole room". it is so named for the backsides of the two niches that occupy it. use red and blue semi-circles to describer the environment. add some more abstract shapes. click,click,click. then its on to what i call the "gas supply room" so-called because of the shut off valve therein. take photos of several different combinations of colors and shapes.
c.o.e.: natural neon orange.
this whole series and more can be seen at:
sat. 30/7 ...back to the studio to continue working on "the monument to the xi dilna international". a little table top sculpture using the letters from the former bank sign that was below the avedon office and an O i got in brno.
c.o.e.: yellow, yellow, green
mon. 9/8 cannot believe we are going into our final week here. everything and everyone have been terrific. ("super" in the local dialect). early to rise and jitka and i are off to vienna to see my friend viktor and pick up woody vasulka at the airport...drive back to mikulov, flash little blue books at the border and take woody to his place then head to the studio to do a little more work on "neon cocktail"
c.o.e.: cocktail of red, blue, orange, lite blue and white.

Jeff Chiplis


White and Blue Abstract
White and Blue Abstract
argon, neon, 105 x 78 x 16 cm, 2004

Cocktail
Cocktail
argon, neon, 142 x 108 x 18 cm, 2004

Monument for International 11th DÍLNA
Monument for International 11th DÍLNA
argon, neon, wood, 142 x 108 x 18 cm, 2004

Explosion of a Star
Explosion of a Star
argon, neon, 92 x 110 x 14 cm, 2004

Totem Pole
Totem Pole
copper, bronze, steel, 144 x 90 x 120 cm, 2004

List of artists participating in MAS "dílna" in 1994–2010

Peter Angermann , Mathias Antlfinger / Ute Hörner Nikos Armutidis (1994 , 1999 , 2003) , Mikoláš Axmann , Jan Bačkovský , Anna Balážová , Alena Beldová , Karl – Heinz Bethmann , Václav Bláha , Erika Bornová , Machiel Botman , Veronika Bromová , Milan Cais Tomáš Císařovský (2000 , 2001 , 2003) , Martin Čada , Ondřej Čech , Rostislav Čuřík Jiří David (2007 , 2008 , 2013) Stanislav Diviš (1998 , 2014) Milena Dopitová (2010 , 2013 , 2009) , Martin Dostál , Jana Doubková Eva Eisler (2005 , 2006 , 2013) , Luděk Filipský , Vladimír Franz , Monika Fryčová , Michal Gabriel , Zdeněk Halla , David Hanvald , Zbyněk Havlín , František Hodonský , Vladimír Houdek , Milan Houser , Dalibor Chatrný , Jeff Chiplis , Matyáš Chochola Petr Jareš (1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 2003) , Eva Jirička , Irena Jůzová , Michal Kalhous , Kristýna Kašparová , Vladimíra Klumparová , Richard Kočí , Ondřej Kohout , Inge Kosková , Eva Koťátková , Nina Kotel , Jiří Kovanda , Vojtěch Kovářík , František Kowolowski , Radovan Král , Vendula Pucharová Kramářová , Antonín Kratochvíl Antonín Kratochvíl (2006 , 2013) Milan Kunc (2000 , 2012) , Tomáš Lahoda , Otis Laubert Zdeněk Lhotský (1994 , 1995) Libor Lípa (1994 , 2000 , 2003 , 2013 , 2011) Ivana Lomová (2001 , 2002 , 2003) , Barbora Lungová , Petr Lysáček , Christian Macketanz , Martin Mainer , Břetislav Malý , Tomáš Medek , Johana Merta , Vladimír Merta Stefan Milkov (1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 2003) , David Možný , Aleš Najbrt , Klára Nejezchlebová , Jaromíra Němcová , Jakub Nepraš Petr Nikl (2001 , 2003) , Libor Novotný Vít Novotný (1997 , 2003) , Pavel Opočenský , Petra Pavlicová , Jiří Pikous , Tereza Brichtová Pirščová , Petr Písařík , Jan Pištěk , Viktor Pivovarov , Otto Placht , Aldin Popaja , Tomáš Prokop , Viktorie Prokopová Martina Riedlbauchová (1996 , 1997 , 1999 , 2003) , Veronika Richterová , Ulric Roldanus Jaroslav Róna (1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 2003) , Tomáš Ruller , Kamila Rýparová , Vladimir Salnikov , František Skála , Vladimír Skrepl , Roman Sliwka , Daniela Sneppová Jiří Sobotka (1999 , 2005 , 2013) , Společné dílo kurátorů 2004 – 2013 , Tono Stano , Jan Stolín Václav Stratil (2004 , 2011) , Antonín Střížek , Corine Stübi Čestmír Suška (1996 , 1997 , 2003) , Evžen Šimera , Jaromír Šimkůj , Michal Šmeral , Vladimír Špaček , Karel Štědrý , Jindřich Štreit , Laco Teren Oldřich Tichý (2014 , 2015) , Margita Titlová Ylovsky , Michaela Klimanová Trizuljaková , Účastníci 10. ročníku MVS , Katarína Hládeková , Woody Vasulka , Tereza Velíková , Aleš Veselý Petr Veselý (2014 , 2016) , Kateřina Vincourová , Eva Vones , Jiří Votruba Michaela Vrbková (2010 , 2012) Margita Titlová Ylovsky (1999 , 2004) , František Zelinka Petr Zubek (2007 , 2013 , 2009) , Peter Župník


Realized as Part of the Project
Mikulov – a Town of Art.
This Project is Co-funded by the European Union and the South-Moravian Region.