about | bip

bip is an anonymous painter whose work is imbued with subtle and symbolic political and societal commentary. his alias “believe in people” is more than a name. it is a manifesto in response to a theme he discovered repeated throughout his deceased childhood friend’s journals. his friend expressed that “the ideals that humanity professed were all fake ... people would do whatever necessary to justify their behavior.” there was one line in particular that said, ‘i don’t believe in people.’ so in some ways his name is an answer to that. he read that line and immediately thought, “okay, i’m believe in people.’