Chris Blake Chappell

Coco #3

Waldorf Salad Blues

CoCo III

Only Rock and Roll II

Flower Child

Hedwig III

Cosmos

Supremacy

Coco #3
Coco #3


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Framed Dimensions: 9 x 5 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2021

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

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

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 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.