(b 1988South Africa. Lives and works in London)
Chapman’s paintings deal with the nostalgia of urban areas and the significance of places in transition. These changing spaces evoke feelings of wistfulness: vague ideas of regret or longing.
“I convey these uncanny memories in my paintings with a mix of abstraction and figuration,” he says, “I like to think of my compositions as straddling a line between a place that is both evocative because it is recognisable, but unsettling because the place or the memory of it can’t be pinned down.”