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Am Anfang Kommen III

Jake & Dinos Chapman

Am Anfang Kommen III

2016

Copperplate heliogravure etching

37 × 31 9/10 inches (94 × 81 cm)

Edition of 30

Paupers Press

London,

+44 207 729 5272

$2,200 - $5,500

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Using the richly tonal method of copperplate heliogravure etching, In Am Anfang Kommen II & III the Chapman Brothers have constructed a discontinuous scene from densely interwoven and overlaid image fragments. Beginning with illustrations from children's colouring books and dot-to-dot books, these etching share a suggestion of a normative, safe modeling of reality for unformed minds with a twist. Having established this patently non-expressive, anit-autobiographical starting point they then collaged, reassembled and mirrored the fragments and reacted to them until arriving at a weighty, complex, near abstract and pointedly unresolved entanglement of forms that hint at narrative, but more closely resemble an abyss.