Dinos Chapman

Artist

Dinos Chapman is an artist, known for working with his brother Jake Chapman. The pair have worked as a collaborative team since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990. They first received critical acclaim for a diorama sculpture enacting scenes from Goya's Disasters of War etchings in 1991, focusing on themes of beauty and perversity, humour and horror.

For their solo exhibition at the ICA in London in 1996, they used life-size mannequins to explore ideas of innocence and to challenge moral boundaries. This included the mutant child mannequins for which the artists have become renowned. Arguably their most provocative and ambitious work is a sculpture entitled Hell, an epic table-top tableau, in the shape of a swastika, peopled with over 30,000, two-inch-high male figures, many dressed in Nazi uniform. The Chapmans were nominated for the Turner Prize in 2003, exhibiting Insult to Injury, and new works Sex and Death. In 2004, a warehouse fire destroyed many of the Chapman brothers' works, including Hell, which the pair remade some years later as Fucking Hell (2008).

The Chapman brothers have exhibited extensively including solo exhibitions at the Gagosian Gallery, New York (1997) and White Cube, London (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008). Group exhibitions have included the touring exhibition Sensation (1997-1999) and Apocalypse, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2000).

In 2013, their painting One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved III was the subject of Derren Brown's Channel 4 special, The Great Art Robbery.

Dinos Chapman is an artist, known for working with his brother Jake Chapman. The pair have worked as a collaborative team since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1990. They first received critical acclaim for a diorama sculpture enacting scenes from Goya's Disasters of War etchings in 1991, focusing on themes of beauty and perversity, humour and horror.

For their solo exhibition at the ICA in London in 1996, they used life-size mannequins to explore ideas of innocence and to challenge moral boundaries. This included the mutant child mannequins for which the artists have become renowned. Arguably their most provocative and ambitious work is a sculpture entitled Hell, an epic table-top tableau, in the shape of a swastika, peopled with over 30,000, two-inch-high male figures, many dressed in Nazi uniform. The Chapmans were nominated for the Turner Prize in 2003, exhibiting Insult to Injury, and new works Sex and Death. In 2004, a warehouse fire destroyed many of the Chapman brothers' works, including Hell, which the pair remade some years later as Fucking Hell (2008).

The Chapman brothers have exhibited extensively including solo exhibitions at the Gagosian Gallery, New York (1997) and White Cube, London (1999, 2002, 2005, 2008). Group exhibitions have included the touring exhibition Sensation (1997-1999) and Apocalypse, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2000).

In 2013, their painting One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved III was the subject of Derren Brown's Channel 4 special, The Great Art Robbery.

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