Max Rippon (born 1983, New York City) also known by the pseudonym Ripo, is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores the impact of textual communication through language, forms, and symbols. After graduating from art school in the United States in 2005 he left for Barcelona, Spain where he has since dedicated himself to painting and creating artwork both in the streets and the studio. In recent years his work has become primarily text-based, exploring and communicating through typography, calligraphy and other hand-painted elements.
His works often offer more questions than answers, always with a sense of sarcasm and humour laying beneath the surface. Rippon has shown his work internationally with solo exhibitions in San Francisco, Barcelona, Cologne, Brussels, and London as well as participating in curated group shows from Brazil to Romania. He has created murals and other public works in cities, remote villages, and abandoned structures across 36 countries in three continents.