Gary Chapman

Region: South


City / State: Birmingham, AL

I am an artist. I draw, paint, print, sculpt, find and assemble my work. I am a realist, however, I am not interested in the simple reproduction of an image. I am interested in a realism that goes beyond pictorial reality and recognizes a broader and deeper understanding of what ‘real’ means. In this realism, feelings, ideas, and emotions are as tangible as an apple or a face. Though I make images, I am not a camera.

In my work I attempt to investigate what is real and what is truth. As an artist, I do not confine myself or my subjects to a single place or moment in time, nor do I limit my interpretation of them through just one medium, device, or style. It is through this expanded visual vocabulary and the resulting cathartic process that I hope to reveal a more complete and genuine understanding of my subjects.