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Jake & Dinos Chapman Biography

Iakovos 'Jake'  and Konstantinos 'Dinos' Chapman are English artists who began collaborating in 1991. Their works are often grotesque and violent scenes of war recreated in miniature figurines. The brothers first came to prominence with their show The Rape of Creativity, where they acquired a collection of Goya's The Disasters of War etchings. These they overpainted with demented Ronald McDonalds and Hitler imagined as a clown. The brothers were criticised as provoking the institutions of art history through defacement, yet the iconoclastic intent of the pair have remained strong.

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Dealing with the subjects of war, pornography, and capitalism the artists combine religious, historic and fictional narratives to create a dystopian vision of the near future. The sensitivity of these topics attest to the relevance of such themes throughout history. Other major works include 'Hell', 'Fucking Hell', 'Like a Dog Returns to Its Vomit', and 'Little Death Machine (Castrated)'.

Jake & Dinos Chapman Featured Artworks

Like a dog returns to its vomit (No. 44) by Jake & Dinos Chapman contemporary artwork
Jake & Dinos ChapmanLike a dog returns to its vomit (No. 44), 2005Francisco de Goya's 'Los Caprichos', reworked and improved etching
44.8 x 37.2 cm
Cardi Gallery Contact Gallery
Like a dog returns to it's vomit (No. 78) by Jake & Dinos Chapman contemporary artwork
Jake & Dinos ChapmanLike a dog returns to it's vomit (No. 78), 2005Francisco de Goya's 'Los Caprichos', reworked and improved etching
44.8 x 37.2 cm (incl frame)
Cardi Gallery Contact Gallery
Skull Wall Panel by Jake & Dinos Chapman contemporary artwork
Jake & Dinos ChapmanSkull Wall Panel, 1999Fiberglass and resin relief panel
240 x 243.5 x 10 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Bedtime Tales for Sleepless Nights by Jake & Dinos Chapman contemporary artwork
Jake & Dinos ChapmanBedtime Tales for Sleepless Nights, 2013Portfolio of 15 etchings
43.3 x 35.2 cm
Paragon Contact Gallery
Insult to Injury Wallpaper by Jake & Dinos Chapman contemporary artwork
Jake & Dinos ChapmanInsult to Injury WallpaperDigital print on wallpaper
1000 x 52 cm
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Jake & Dinos Chapman Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Show, EDITIONS at Page Galleries, Wellington
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2–22 December 2014 Group Show EDITIONS Page GalleriesWellington

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Jake and Dinos Chapman to have first major exhibition in Turkey Related Press Jake and Dinos Chapman to have first major exhibition in Turkey 19 December 2016, The Art Newspaper

British artists and brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, part of the YBA generation that rose to fame in the 1990s, are to have their first major solo show in Turkey next year. In the Realm of the Senseless opens at Arter, a private museum in Istanbul run by the Turkish billionaire and collector and Omer Koç, on 10 February (until 7 May).

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Double vision: the artist duos who think as one Related Press Double vision: the artist duos who think as one 7 June 2016, The Guardian

Brothers, sisters, lovers, others... London’s Royal Academy celebrates the work of artist duos in its summer exhibition. From Jake and Dinos Chapman to the Wilson twins, four twosomes reveal how they work – and stay – together

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Jake and Dinos Chapman: How we made 'Hell' Related Press Jake and Dinos Chapman: How we made 'Hell' 16 June 2015, The Guardian

A lot of people seem to think Hell is about the Holocaust – but it’s the absolute inverse of that. It’s the Nazis who are being subjected to industrial genocide. Which means people aren’t actually looking at it. The idea came from chaos, the mess of our conversations, though we never really had anything to say....

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