Max Rippon (Ripo) was born and raised in NYC. He began drawing at a very young age and has not stopped since. After graduating from art school in the United States in 2005 he quickly found himself retreating to 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 humor lurking just under the surface. His influences are rooted in his upbringing in NYC, his current life in Barcelona, as well as his extensive travels across Europe and Latin America.