Brief Biography

 

Victor Filepp's photographic work is an eclectic mix of styles and genres. A self taught photographer, he explores art through the camera, and in the digital darkroom.

 

The journey to art began in the outdoors. He has immense respect for nature, and much of his work displays that through the use of landscape and nature photography. Victor grew up in a rural farming community of central New Jersey. Surrounded by farmland, he spent considerable time outdoors.

 

Mr. Filepp has had a career in the entertainment industry. As a stagehand and AV Technician he worked many theatrical, club, and arena shows, learning many of the crafts needed to get the show up. He also spent time singing for several bands, and briefly as a solo act.

 

In 2008 his early, and long interrupted, love of photography took a more serious direction. Since then his photography has been in numerous group shows throughout the area, including Honorable Mention in Hygienic's 2018 The f-Stops Here.

 

Currently Mr. Filepp lives in New London, Connecticut.

 

 

Artist Statement

Victor Filepp works in the invisible world of digital cameras and processing software. The images exist as ones and zeros until they are perceived by the eyes of the viewer. The image is then transformed into electrical impulses, carried to the visual cortex, and reinterpreted by the brain.

 

“There is a sense of satisfaction getting an image that says something to me on the screen, when it tells me what it wants to be. It’s no longer a “new” way of working, I feel at home here.”

 

Often projects become monochromatic, noirish, and moody. At other times the work is color landscapes, abstracts, and other creations. He is inspired by nature, human creation, newness, entropy, street art, and abstraction.

 

CV:

2019 PhotoPlace Gallery Middlebury, Vermont Intentional Spaces
2019 Guilford Art Center Guilford Images
2019 Hygienic Art New London The Crossing
2019 J. F. Slater Memorial Museum Norwich 72nd Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition
2019 Zahn Gallery Guilford Gallery One
2018 Guilford Library Guilford Group Show
2018 Hygienic Art New London The f-Stops Here
2018 Mystic Museum of Art Mystic Photo Show 40
2017 The Gallery at Firehouse Square New London Group Show
2018 John Lyman Center Art Gallery New Haven Gallery One
2017 Old Lyme Town Hall Old Lyme Group Show
2018 Guilford Art Center Guilford Gallery One
2017 Henry Carter Hull Library Clinton Group Show
2016 George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon Merrimack Annual Competition
2016 J. F. Slater Memorial Museum Norwich 72nd Annual Connecticut Artists Juried Exhibition
2016 Gallery at Maple and Main Chester Group Show
2016 Gallery at Mercy Center by the Sea Madison Group Show
2016 Scranton Memorial Library Madison Group Show
2016 Spark @ The Hygeinic New London Group Show
2016 Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Chester Group Show
2016 Norwich Arts Center Norwich Photo 11
2016 Hygienic Art New London The f-Stops Here
2015 Norman D. Stevens Gallery in the Homer Babbidge Library UCONN Storrs Group Show
2014 Mystic Museum of Art Mystic 58th Regional Show
2014 Mystic Museum of Art Mystic Photo Show 36
2014 The Gallery at Firehouse Square New London Group Show
2014 Connecticut Association of Photographers Milford Tops in Connecticut
2013 Scranton Library Madison Group Show
2013 Hygienic Art New London Juried
2012 Fresh Ayre Gallery Old Lyme Group Show
2012 Mystic Museum of Art Mystic Photo Show 34
2012 Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Chester Group Show
2011 Studio 33 New London Group Show
2011 Scranton Library Madison Group Show
2011 Maritime Museum New London Group Show
2011 Lemon & Lyme Gallery Old Lyme Group Show
2010 Henry Carter Hull Library Clinton Group Show
2010 Gladeview Old Saybrook Group Show
2010 Studio 33 New London Group Show