Jesse Chapman

American, b. 1974

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Jesse Chapman

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American, b. 1974

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Jesse Chapman shows the present in an intensely historicized context. In his portraits, interiors, and landscapes, the figures enact ambiguous rituals, suggesting fragments of narratives that are never explicitly stated. Chapman’s handling of paint is rigorously methodical, building patterns with small, uniform, brightly-colored brushstrokes. On close inspection, the images look like disparate vignettes—meaning emerges when viewers begin to connect the seemingly unrelated passages and motifs.

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Jesse Chapman shows the present in an intensely historicized context. In his portraits, interiors, and landscapes, the figures enact ambiguous rituals, suggesting fragments of narratives that are never explicitly stated. Chapman’s handling of paint is rigorously methodical, building patterns with small, uniform, brightly-colored brushstrokes. On close inspection, the images look like disparate vignettes—meaning emerges when viewers begin to connect the seemingly unrelated passages and motifs.