Chris Blake Chappell

Cosmos

Cosmos
Cosmos


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: No
Year: 2020

Biography

Chris Blake Chappell is a mixed media artist living and working in New York City. His artistic practice incorporates the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory and the Irresistible Force Paradox, both conceptual ideas Chappell believes essential in navigating the chaos of social identity. Sculpting spiritually and politically infused physical objects in assemblage, their final form gives material presence to the self-actualization and danse macabre within America. Following his residency at the School of Visual Arts, Chris has exhibited at Harvard University, Selfridges of London, and The Brooklyn Navy Yard. His work was included in a curated exhibition in London by Steve Lazarides for the Gansevoort Hotel Group. As a street artist, Chappell is included in the London Graffiti Archive. Chris was hand selected by the Thelonius Monk Foundation to create a custom sculpture to commemorate Thelonius Monk Day in New York City during a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center. His work has been featured in Elle Decor and is collected worldwide. In addition to the visual arts, Chris is an accomplished SAG/AFTRA voice actor, specializing in romance.

While the works are aesthetically breathtaking, there is an important underlying message as well, hidden in the juxtaposition of the creative vs. the establishment. Chris Blake Chappell is motivated by the possibilities found within the Irresistible Force Paradox; as he would say, “an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object”. The Newtonian physics of the universe meet Draconian law of the moment and the work comments on our current climate in an incredibly pertinent way. Mounted in a Plexiglas box, each piece has its own individual story and history and again, there is a dichotomy of future vs. past, feast vs. famine, and the danse macabre within America.