“The objects, they’re used as vessels,” says artist R.I.P. Germain on the sculptural elements in his practice. “In order to discuss different ideas that through text may be a bit harsher to bridge between myself and the audience. In building understanding, or empathy, or whatever type of agenda I have for the work.” Talking with associate editor Jared Davis about topics of Black music in the UK, cultural antagonisms and notions of men’s mental health for AQNB’s Artist Statement podcast, this latest episode with R.I.P. Germain is available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon.
Based in Luton, R.I.P. Germain has exhibited at spaces including London’s V.O Curations, Peak, South London Gallery and more. He was selected as one of the recipients for ICA London’s Image Behaviour commissions, for which he is developing a film exploring African spiritualism in the Caribbean through first hand conversations with practitioners. His latest solo exhibition, Shimmer, is on now at Leicester’s Two Queens gallery.
Working Through is the latest in our Artist Statement podcast series, with past episodes featuring Terre Thaemlitz, Sam Rolfes, Rhea Dillon, Legacy Russell and more. The full episode is accessible to our subscribers right now on Patreon. Sign up now: www.patreon.com/aqnb.**