Jake & Dinos Chapman

Am Anfang Kommen II , 2016

Copperplate heliogravure etching

37 × 31 9/10 inches (94 × 81 cm)

Edition of 30

$2,200 - $5,500

Paupers Press


+44 207 729 5272


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.