Felipe Chavez is a contemporary painter, born in Colombia and now working in London, England. With the use of Indian ink, he 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.
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 but soon realized it was the the beauty of conceptualism and structure that intrigued him, so he shortly decided to withdraw his university application and concentrate his career on the practice of fine art. Self-aught, Felipe draws inspiration from artists such as: Emil Alzamora, Egon Schiele, and Marlene Dumas.
In the last few years he has explored his medium and is constantly learning more about the beauty of 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 marble like forms. As a consequence, his recent collection of works have become the perfect hosts to portray the rawness of Felipe’s aesthetic, and the visceral side of figurative expressionist art.