Chris Blake Chappell

Hedwig

Jane

Grand Central

Maria

Sasha

Supremacy

Only Rock & Roll

Last Night

Cosmos

Hedwig
Hedwig


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2020

Jane
Jane


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2020

Grand Central
Grand Central


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2020

Maria
Maria


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2020

Sasha
Sasha


Edition: Unique
Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2020

Supremacy
Supremacy


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

Only Rock & Roll
Only Rock & Roll


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

Last Night
Last Night


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 24 inches
Framed Dimensions: 50.5 x 25.5 inches
Series: Guitars
Year: 2020

Cosmos
Cosmos


Edition: Unique
Medium: Original Smashed Guitar on Police Riot Shield with Mixed Media Collage
Unframed Dimensions: 48 x 24 inches
Framed Dimensions: 50.5 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.