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The paintings of Henry Chapman

The paintings of Henry Chapman

Henry Chapman, currently pursuing the MFA at Yale University, combines various techniques of applying media to canvases, allowing washes, dabs, and lines to relate to one another in interesting ways. I particularly love the washes or thin lines of pigment that separate when the pigment doesn't settle, like trying to draw with a Sharpie on a glossy surface. There is an understated  element of chance here, as there is only so much control the artist can have if delineating or masking where small pools of pigment go, but I like the idea that within this control, there is still a bit of what-will-be. Overall the compositions have a very free and easy style to them, with large swaths of untouched white canvas that lend power to the color choices and forms.

More information and work can be found at the artist's website, henrychapman.com.

Juliette Losq

Juliette Losq

Cody Cobb

Cody Cobb

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