BIO

Felipe Chavez is a contemporary painter, born in Colombia and working in London, England. Through his paintings created with Indian Ink on paper, he uses his own body to explore the male form and its’ relationship with sexuality and space as a gay man. Self-Taught, Felipe draws inspiration from artist such as; Emil Alzamora, Egon Schiele, and Francis Bacon.


In the last few years he has exhibited across the UK and begun working with galleries in an international level. With his conceptual self-portraits and abstract deconstructions of form, the artist invites the viewer to engage with the physical discovery of the body and how it’s seen by the eyes of a homosexual man.

Exhibitions

  • 2020 | ‘The Terrence Higgins Trust Auction’, Christie’s Auction House, London UK

  • 2020 | ‘Talented Art Fair’, Old Truman Brewery, London UK

  • 2019 | ‘Winter Showcase’ Cube Gallery, Patras Greece

  • 2019 | ‘Henry Miller Fine Art Winter Showcase’ Coningsby Gallery, London UK

  • 2019 | ‘Its Art Call 2019 Shortlist Exhibition’ Old Truman Brewery, London UK

  • 2019 | ‘Roys Art Fair’, Old Truman Brewery, London UK

  • 2019 | ‘New Artist Fair’, Old Truman Brewery, London UK

  • 2019 | ‘The Hollow Man’ Solo Exhibition, The Lighterman Restaurant, London UK

  • 2019 | Contemporary Landscapes, 508 Gallery, London UK

  • 2019 | Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London UK-Winsor & 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

press

  • ‘Growing up Gay in Colombia’ Attitude Magazine 2020

  • ‘Interview to Felipe Chavez’ Gay Times, 2019

  • ‘Artist Feature-Felipe Chavez’ Jack The Lad Magazine, 2019

  • ‘The Hollow Man’ Pnppleblog, Online Magazine, 2019

  • ‘The Hollow Man Revealed’ Boyz Magazine, 2019

  •  ‘Life in Black & White’ Burnt Orange City, Online Blog. 2018

  • ‘Figurative Art Special Recognition’ Light Space Time Art, Art Competition. 2018

  • Average Art Magazine Issue May 2018

  • ‘WOTISART’ Art Magazine June 2018