CLAPS


A Nod to Claude II, positive


Mixed media

84 x 102 cm


Majestic Oak negative


Mixed media

122 x 89 cm


Aspen Stand, positive


Mixed media

155 x 100 cm


Birch Grove negative


Mixed media

52 x 88cm


Mona, negative


Mixed media

107 x 76 cm


Campbell’s Soup, positive


Mixed media

102 x 81cm


Sean, positive


Mixed media

55 x 51 cm


Kate, positive


Mixed media

79 x 79 cm


A Nod to Claude II, negative


Technique mixte

84 x 102 cm


Birch Forest


Mixed media

86 x 202 cm


Aspen Grove, positive


Mixed media

190 x 100 cm


Aspen stand, negative


Mixed media

155 x 98cm


Mona, positive


Mixed media

104 x 70 cm


Brigitte II, negative


Mixed media

59 x 50 cm


Sean, negative


Mixed media

55 x 51 cm


BIOGRAPHIE

| CLAPS |

CLAPS lives and works in New York City. He is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer whose work comments on art history and language. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University, where he studied painting and art history. He studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League in New York and in Florence, Italy. His paintings and drawings have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and institutions of the United States and Europe Claps’ works are in private collections and foundations in the United States and Europe. He writes for Artspace.com and Exibart Magazine.

The works in the series “It’s All Derivative” comment on the practice of appropriation and iconic veneration in the world of art, combining borrowed imagery from the past with the visual language of Morse Code. There is always a positive and a negative, in a spirit of  Yin & Yang duality. The Natural abstract works are inspired by Japanese prints from the 18th century, the pictures are taken by the artist himself. There is a loss of the original image that implies the idea of the fossil, the memory of something that was once alive.

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