This work places a tiny photo of the back of a boy's head in the center of a large black plane. There is something simultaneously inviting and disturbing in the arrangement of elements; the viewer is forced to peer closer without receiving the validation of having their gaze returned. In his works, the artist explores unusual forms and representations to achieve otherworldly arrangements.
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Chapman’s paintings and mixed-media works explore abstraction, texture and unusual forms. The artist distorts the surfaces of his compositions to create optical illusions and otherworldly arrangements. Chapman’s formal compositions achieve a visceral immediacy through his use of atypical materials, unexpected scales and suggestive colors—as well as a sensibility that encompasses the strangeness of organic bodies in a highly mediated world.