Chris Blake Chappell

Waldorf Salad Blues

Ex Chelsea’s Reggae

CoCo III

Only Rock and Roll II

Flower Child

Ming III

Hedwig III

Cosmos

Supremacy

Waldorf Salad Blues
Waldorf Salad Blues


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 24 inches
Framed Dimensions: 52 x 26 inches
Series: No
Year: 2021

Ex Chelsea’s Reggae
Ex Chelsea’s Reggae


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Signature: Signed
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9.75 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2021

CoCo III
CoCo III


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Unframed Dimensions: 39 x 23 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2021

Only Rock and Roll II
Only Rock and Roll II


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 24 inches
Framed Dimensions: 132.08 x 66.04 inches
Series: No
Year: 2021

Flower Child
Flower Child


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 24 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2021

Ming III
Ming III


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2021

Hedwig III
Hedwig III


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2021

Cosmos
Cosmos


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

Supremacy
Supremacy


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Signature: Signed by Artist on Verso
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 24 inches
Framed Dimensions: 51.5 x 26.5 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2020

Biography

Chris Blake Chappell was born in Manhattan in 1979. His love of music making fused itself with his talent for the visual arts, resulting in his “Guitar Shields” series. Chris hand builds each instrument, then deconstructs them to be reassembled upon collaged authentic New York Police Department riot shields.

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.