A new Hayward Touring exhibition of etchings by Jake and Dinos Chapman will come to the Beldam Gallery in July 2010. The Chapman brothers first came to prominence as part of the YBA (young British artists) movement of the 1990s. They featured in the Royal Academy's seminal 1997 exhibition âSensation', showing a sculptural version of Goya's disasters of war. They returned to Goya's work in 2003 when they caused outrage for painting their own ghoulish imagery over an original set of etchings.
My Giant Colouring Book returns to this method of working, this time appropriating join-the-dot drawings from a children's picture book. The naà ¯ve innocence of the illustrations triggers a wild outpouring of fantastical imagery far removed from the original dot formations. This series of 21 etchings, published by The Paragon Press, London in 2004, offers a fascinating introduction to the imaginations of two of Britain's most inventive and subversive artists.
Beldam Gallery, Wilfred Brown Building, Brunel University West London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. Nearest underground station: Uxbridge; Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.
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