FELIPE CHAVEZ

upcoming exhibitions
20.11.2019 - 24.11.2019
2019 | 'its art call shortlists exhibition'
old truman brewery, London UK
Selected exhibitions
2019 | 'new artist fair' old truman brewery, London UK
2019 | 'roys art fair' old truman brewery, London UK
2019 | 'the hollow man' the lighterman restaurant, London UK
03.09.2019 - 03.12.2019
2019 | 'contemporary landscapes' 508 Gallery, London UK
2019 | royal society of painters in watercolour, mall galleries, london uk
windsor & Newton Product Prize Winner
2018 | 'The nude' candid art trust, London UK
2018 | wildlife artist of the year, mall galleries, London UK urban category winner
2018 | 'The london coffee festival' coffee art project, London UK
2018 | 'pseudonym' inspire gallery, dublin
2018 | 'insight' farmhouse gallery, chorley UK
2018 | 'something called home' king street studios, lancaster UK
2018 | 'the art of you' artizan gallery, devon UK
2018 | 'i as another' carmel on the green, london UK

ABOUT

Felipe Chavez is a contemporary painter, born in Colombia and now working in London, England. With the use of Indian ink and water, he explores the notion of existence in an empty space- and attempts to demonstrate the purity behind belonging to a tangible world as both a human, and a man. 


At a young age, he saw his potential within the arts and decided to study art in college and with a plan to start a degree in architecture, he found himself fascinated by the 3D form, he shortly decided to withdraw his university application and concentrate his career on the practice of fine art. Self-Taught, Felipe draws inspiration from artists such as; Emil Alzamora, Egon Schiele, and marlene dumas.

In the last few years he has explored his medium and is constantly learning more about the beauty of its textures. He considers Ink and the way it reacts, mysteriously hollow, forcing the viewer to look around the page and submerse themselves into its forms. As a consequence, his recent collection of works have become the perfect hosts to portray the subtleness of the ink and the rawness of Felipe’s aesthetic, each subject in this series shows an intentional darkness contrasted with its figure that engages and haunts the audience.