Dinos, Chapman Brothers | the artist




The artist Dinos, Chapman Brothers
Born 1962, London, England.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, BritArt, Ready Made Art,

Chapman Brothers. Shortlisted for 2003 Turnerprize.


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Jake and Dinos Chapman are certainly the most talked about young artists in Britain. Provocative and extreme, the Chapmans use humour and pleasure as weapons in their irreverant exploration of taboos.
…The Chapmans first rose to prominence in the early 1990s with their three-dimensional recreations of Goya’s series of etchings, The Disasters of War. These depict atrocious acts of violence, carefully and playfully reconstructed with miniature and life-size figures…
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Jake and Dinos Chapman make iconoclastic sculpture, prints and installations that examine, with searing wit and energy, contemporary politics, religion and morality.
Working together since their graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1990, the Chapmans first received critical acclaim in 1991 for a diorama sculpture entitled ‘Disasters of War’ created out of remodelled plastic figurines enacting scenes from Goya’s ‘Disasters of War’ etchings. Later they took a single scene from the work and meticulously transformed it into a ‘Great Deeds Against the Dead’ (1994), a life-size tableau of reworked fibreglass mannequins depicting three castrated and mutilated soldiers tied to a tree…



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