Tyrome Tripoli

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Tyrome Salvatore Tripoli was born in Los Angeles, California in 1967. Growing up in a beach town outside of LA, he developed an early love for the power and movement of the ocean; a driving force that fuels his art today. In 1990, Tripoli graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry and Visual Arts. In 1992 he found himself unfulfilled with a career in science and he moved to San Francisco to start a business making sculptural metal work.

Over the next ten years Tripoli worked full time designing and building one of a kind metal furniture and architectural metal work. In 1995, he co-founded Melting Point Art Studios and Gallery, a 7000 square foot art studio and exhibition space located in downtown San Francisco. In 1999 he began to experiment blowing glass into steel armatures, a series called Pods. In 2000 Tripoli was commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to create a blown glass and steel installation emerging from a pond. In 2001 Tripoli was selected to participate in the San Francisco Refuse and Recycle Artist in residency program. It was during this time that he discovered the potential of working with mixed media and creating conceptual sculpture. Focusing on assemblage sculpture and installation, Tripoli took his work on a world tour participating in an international art exhibition project called VERN.

Tripoli moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2004. At the present he is working on public and private commissions. Tripoli works and resides with his wife and daughter in Bushwick. He works as a full time artist making mixed media sculpture and installations as well as executing architectural metal work commissions.

Spanish. Based in Madrid, Spain.


Available Works

Aquarium 01, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 25.9" x 12.9" x 22"
Materials: Crocheted plastic bags, wire, sand, glass

About: Almost 100 plastic bags were gathered, classified, and cut out to make yarn to crochet the coral shapes for this installation of a "synthetic coral reef" confined in a water tank.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $7,000 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

Coral No. 1, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 10" x 9" x 9"
Materials: Reclaimed plastic bags

About: Plastic bags were gathered, classified, and cut out to make yarn to crochet the coral shapes for this installation of a "synthetic coral reef" confined in a water tank.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $2,000 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

Mutation No. 2, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 33.5" x 11" x 5"
Materials: Reclaimed plastic bags

About: More than 100 plastic bags were gathered, classified and cut to make yarn to crochet this mutant creature.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $5,000 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

Mutation No. 5, 2017
SCULPTURE

Artist: Ruth Peche
Sculpture Dimensions: 16" x 6"
Materials: Reclaimed plastic bags

About: Crocheted plastic bags transformed into mutant creature.

Proceeds: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this work will be donated to GreenPeace Spain

Price:  $3,500 USD
(Price does not include shipping, tariffs or import fees.)

 

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