Size: 48"W x 48"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Tripp Derrick Barnes has extremely vivid dreams and decided to create a series based upon them. This piece is apart of a recurring dream where he is sucked into a colorful black hole. The painting starts right after he awakes so the color spectrum can be accurately depicted as he remembers.
Mr. Barnes was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Tripp discovered his true passion in college. After graduation Tripp studied around the globe, visiting over 16 countries across 4 continents. In 2012, Tripp moved to New York City to work on films such as “The Dark Knight” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. ” Tripp continued to pursue visual arts while in Film. In early 2013, Tripp found himself living on the Upper West Side next door to Steven Swancoat, an OB/GYN by day and painter by night. Tripp was inspired to completely return to his fine art roots, leaving behind the commercial and film production industry. The two began working collaboratively and influencing each other’s styles. Together they coined the name "PopNeoism," meant to reference their combination of abstract expressionism and pop art aesthetics. Tripp has been featured on Good Morning America, Project Runway and starred in 5 episodes of Bravo’s “The Singles Project.” He has completed personal portraits for celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Drew Brees, Susan Sarandon, Andy Cohen, rap artist's Wakka Flakka Flame, and Ja Rule to name a few. During the summer of 2016 Tripp embarked on a south eastern mural tour. Murals in front of the New York City Library all the way down to Charleston, South Carolina in honor of those lost during the AME church shooting. Tripp is influenced by color, love, and beauty. He's consistently changing his style as he continues pushing the envelop in his arts career. You may find his most recent work via instagram: @Tripp_Art or website TrippArt