Felipe Chavez

United Kingdom

Self-taught artist Felipe Chavez is a contemporary painter, born in Colombia and now working in London, UK. At a young age, he saw his potential within the arts and decided to study art in college and, with a plan to start a degree in architecture, he found himself fascinated by the 3D form. He soon decided to withdraw his university application and concentrate on the practice of fine art. With the use of Indian ink and water, Felipe explores the notion of existence in an empty space and attempts to demonstrate the purity behind belonging to a tangible world as both a human, and a man. In the last few years, Felipe has explored his medium and is constantly learning more about its textures. He considers ink and the way it reacts: mysteriously hollow, forcing the viewer to look around the page and submerse themselves into its forms. Felipe draws inspiration from artists such as Emil Alzamora, Egon Schiele, and Marlene Dumas.