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Natalie Chapman

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Degree: BA Fine Art
University: Carmarthen
Graduation Year: 2017

New Blood Art Statement

Natalie Chapman’s spirited figurative paintings subtly reveal the nuances of social relationships through dramatic colour and space. Much like the short-lived, but eminent artists of Synthetism in the 1880’s, Chapman creates atmosphere by using energetic hues and tensioned use of space. Indeed, flat, lurid colour is often used to pull figures apart from each other, and likewise, skewed perspective creates unstable confrontational spaces. The portrayal of interpersonal dynamics is convincing and at times, tense. The use of dark outlines, for example, gives the figures an exactness and transforms their relationship to the space they occupy. The imagery is at once captivating but unnerving through the embroilment of tenderness and tension, rising from the picture plane in a flurry of hot pinks and stark blues.

Artist Statement

My history , my past and my present : I paint portraits that engage with identity and issues based around dysfunctional relationships and social documentary. I focus on spontaneous snapshot-compositions, saturated colour spaces, and incidental objects in order to set a scene of everyday life. I want my work to feel edgy and to seduce the viewer into contemplating ambiguous tension, a sense of emptiness, boredom and anxiety. These works are on large canvases to create presence and intensify personal stories using gritty expression and garish colour. I want to create images about human relationships that are both dysfunctional and tender.

Solo Exhibitions

2019, Love you mum, The seaside gallery, Swansea
2019, Love you mum, The Coach House, St Dogmaels
2019, Love you mum, Canfas, Cardigan

Group Exhibitions

2019, LAG, Tabernacle, Aberaeron
2019, Summer open, Oriel cric, Crickhowell
2018, Summer open, Oriel crick, Crickhowell
2018, A Welsh story, The Coach House, St Dogmaels
2017, moment in time, norwegian church, cardiff
2017, summer open, MOMA, Machynlleth
2015, moment in time, botanical gardens, wales

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2018, Oriel crick
2019, MOMA summer show

Original works:

Never say never

By Natalie Chapman

£210

Theres nothing like it

By Natalie Chapman

£210

Alone again

By Natalie Chapman

£825

Puddle heart

By Natalie Chapman

£1200

She got the blues

By Natalie Chapman

£625

You always forget about me

By Natalie Chapman

£210

Whatever the fragile cost

By Natalie Chapman

£210

Puddle Heart

By Natalie Chapman

£210

Kitchen Daze

By Natalie Chapman

£825

'Almost love'

By Natalie Chapman

£825

Stripey Cup

By Natalie Chapman

£825

Coffee Mourning

By Natalie Chapman

£1200

I can't get no sleep

By Natalie Chapman

£625

Sister with purple lamp

By Natalie Chapman

£825

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Whatever the Fragile Cost

By Natalie Chapman

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Cheers Dad

By Natalie Chapman

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Show me a Hero

By Natalie Chapman

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A Parrot for Father

By Natalie Chapman

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Sisters with Purple Lamp

By Natalie Chapman

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You Remember Too Much

By Natalie Chapman

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All for the love

By Natalie Chapman

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Saving Dawn

By Natalie Chapman

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