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Gary Chapman

Artist Statement Submitted 2014

I am an artist. I draw, paint, print, sculpt and assemble my work. I am a realist, however, I am not interested in the simple reproduction of an image. I am interested in a realism that goes beyond pictorial reality and recognizes a broader and deeper understanding of what real means. In this realism, feelings, ideas and emotions are as tangible as an apple or a face. Though I make images, I am not a camera.

In my work, I attempt to dig deeper in the investigation as to what is real and what is truth. As an artist, I do not limit myself, or my subjects to a single moment in time or place. Nor do I limit my interpretation of them through just one medium or style. It is through this expanded visual vocabulary and the cathartic process that I hope to reveal a more genuine understanding of my subjects.

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