Jonathan Chapline’s work wavers between the digital realm and a painterly plastic reality. His paintings have the quality of looking futuristic while at the same time being reminiscent of a simpler digital age. Drawing from the aesthetics of early computer generated imagery, the work recalls the optimism of new-found technology. A laborious process of meticulous acrylic application carefully taped volumes results in stunning imagery. Much more than a painted feat of strength or a technical contradictio in terminis the work seems to be a quest to find a soul inside the polygon mesh. His signature color palette adds a human touch to the imagery. The paintings radiate a certain warmth inviting the viewer to inhabit Chapline’s digital world as if they represent a life simulation game helping direct people’s mood and satisfying their desires.
For his collaboration with Case Studyo, Jonathan Chapline turned to a classic sculptural theme: the ‘Reclining Nude’. The collab resulted in a strong sculptural ceramic piece, transforming Chapline’s images into a three-dimensional object again. The sculptural shape of a naked reclining woman now finds its way back into Chapline’s painted interiors as a recurring theme, making the transition between dimensions full circle.
2 Color ways: Blue purple / Mint green
Edition: 12 + 4 AP’s
Sized 27cm. long, 12cm. high
Custom made screenprinted wood box
Signed & numbered certificate of authenticity