Jake and Dinos Chapman

(Jake Chapman born 1966; Dinos Chapman born 1962)
Jake and Dinos Chapman Double Deathshead 1997 © JAKE AND DINOS CHAPMAN AND THE PARAGON PRESS

Biography

The Chapman brothers began working together in 1992 and became infamous for their provocative, sexually explicit sculptures using child mannequins. Whilst they frequently challenge the boundaries of taste, their art is darkly comic and reveals the contradictions of contemporary culture. From making intricately detailed models to wood carving and etching, they work in a variety of media. The prints they have produced together include the controversial ‘Insult to Injury’ series in which they made additions to a set of etchings by Goya. Dinos Chapman was born in 1962 and studied at Ravensbourne Art School, then worked as an assistant to Gilbert and George. Jake was born in 1966 and studied at North London Polytechnic. Both studied at the Royal College of Art, London from 1988–90.