It is the year 2020. For the first time, we are experiencing a global change together. Every continent, every country, every person is affected by the virus. The virus is the change. It is the next step of mankind that is about to be announced. Everything is different.
After completing his studies with honors at the Frankfurt Academy of Visual Arts AVA, his freelance artistic work was preced- ed by a creative career in advertising. Man as a recipient is still part of his work today. But Ripperger’s messages as an artist are not aimed at specific target groups, but enable every viewer to resonate and to raise awareness of the “unplanned”. “My work gives me the opportunity to focus on new topics and to edit and process them. Every work contains knowledge for me. Therefore, I have to experiment, explore new ground and challenge myself again and again. I like it with people to talk about the work, because that brings the thoughts to light. Those of the viewer and mine, and something new arises from it. “ Ink drawings on paper, paintings on canvas, small or huge sculptures made of stone, wood or plastic, installations in connection with new media - Ripperger uses his versatile skills and moves confidently and freely to impressively realize his thoughts or intuitions in different media. His works are present in numerous exhibitions and also in public spaces. In addition to his solo projects, Ripperger develops, realizes and supports various initiatives that promote a social and liberal society. Ripperger is deputy chairman of ART MOVES EUROPE e.V., which calls for sculptors and three-dimensional object artists all over Europe to design sculptures as beacons for the European idea and at the same time form the EUROPEAN SCULPTURE PATH.