Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Sum of All Evil // The Chapman Brothers

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Jake and Dinos Chapman -- more commonly known as the Chapman Brothers -- are a sibling duo from England that create some pretty disturbing dioramas, intriguing installations and scary looking sculptures. Their subject matter tends to border on the grotesque, and they focus on whatever is generally deemed offensive, vulgar and obscene. So basically if you're following my blog, you'll probably like their work.

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All of these photos are from their exhibition that debuted earlier this year. Filled with meticulous detail and affectionately titled "The Sum of all Evil," the exhibition consisted of four dioramas that drew influence from the Holocaust and incorporated the brothers' distaste of the McDonald's franchise for good measure. Jake Chapman told Euronews that he sees the franchise as "a useful benchmark for everything wrong with modern society: McDonald’s once represented the idealism of fast food and the space rest era. Now it’s consistent with the dilation of the ozone and a litigious clown who’s lost his sense of humor." 

You tell em' Jake. 


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If you're interested in seeing other works created by the Chapman Brothers, I highly recommend checking out their website. There you'll find other exhibitions they've participated in, books they've written, sneak peeks at their works in progress and videos of them at work in their studio. 

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