ARTIST

Tessa Chaplin

Tessa Chaplin (1991, Haarlem)
Lives and works in Breda, the Netherlands

Tessa Chaplin explores the representation of the Orient. She sees the Orient as a place in which one can disappear. In the same way Paul Gauguin (painter) disappeared from European civilization when he fled to Tahiti. Knowing that in the present day it is impossible to be as naïve as Gauguin, she searches for new ways to combine and revive classical images and painting techniques of different cultures and of different time periods. Exploring issues such as, cultural hybridisation and appropriation. One of Chaplin’s trademarks is the flatness of her images. This flatness does not only refer to modernism, but also to the stage. It reminds the public that the Orient is a fictional concept, invented by western society.

Education and residencies

2015 / 2017 | Art, Media and Society, Tilburg University
2014 | Marc Mulders mentorship, Museum Vincent van GoghHuis
2009 / 2013 | Fine Art, AKV. St. Joost

​Exhibitions

2017 | Stedelijk Museum Breda | Breda
2017 | Royal Painting Award | Amsterdam
2017 | Art the Hague, Kers gallery | The Hague
2016 | Chassé Theatre | Breda
2016 | Rabobank | Noord Veluwe
2016 | Royal Painting Award | Amsterdam
2016 | Museum IJsselstein | IJsselstein
2016 | TAC, In het midden | Eindhoven
2015 | Court house ZWB | Breda
2015 | Royal Painting Award | Amsterdam
2015 | Galerie Pouloeuff | Naarden
2015 | TAC, In het midden | Eindhoven
2015 | Luchtkasteel, #5 | Arnhem
2015 | Derde Wal, New traditions | Nijmegen
2014 | WII Fabriek, Preparture | ’s-Hertogenbosch
2014 | Kunsthal Kade, Vensters | Amersfoort
2014 | Vincent van GoghHuis, 7 jonge schilders | Zundert
2014 | (Dis)orientation | Brussel
2013 | Vincent van GoghHuis | Zundert
2013 | Hermitage, Ongekend young masters auction | Amsterdam
2013 | Vonkel , Lichting ’13 | The Hague
2013 | City hall Binnenmaas | Binnenmaas
2013 | DE CACAOFABRIEK, Niet van gisteren | Helmond
2013 | De Fabriek | Eindhoven
2012 | Electron | Breda
2012 | Amphia Hospital | Breda