Jonathan Chapline

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Booth B2


Jonathan Chapline


Elsässerstrasse 215

4056 Basel, Switzerland


VIP Preview: Monday, June 11th, 12-2 PM

General: Tuesday – Saturday, June 12th – 16th, 10AM – 7PM


For his first European solo booth presentation, emerging American artist Jonathan Chapline transforms the space into a ‘‘Flatland’’ of 2D-3D hybrids.

The paintings on panel seem chiseled into existence along strict perspectival planes, à la Mernet Larsen or Avery Singer, a digital imaging style evolved from 3D rendering programs. The visual absurdity of rendering in clunky, wooden 3D a fern, a banana or a human breast is part of the humor of the works, whereas the moody palette and narrow tonal range give a more surrealist edge to the scenes.

Pulling items out of the paintings and into the booth installation, Chapline executes a table of objects and three potted plants with CNC routed MDF sculpture in the same 2D-3D way. Visitors can experience the virtual space of his painted world by entering this violet environment.

Jonathan Chapline graduated from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with a masters in fine art and has been included in notable group exhibitions. His first solo show with The Hole will be Fall 2018.


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Jonathan Chapline Potted Plant III, acrylic and latex on MDF, 81.3 x 35.6 x 12.7 cm, 32 x 14 x 5 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Plant Fern, 2018, acrylic and latex on MDF, 83.8 x 40.6 x 7.6 cm, 33 x 16 x 3 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Potted Plant II, 2018, acrylic and latex on MDF, 78.7 x 35.5 x 10 cm, 31 x 14 x 4 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Potted Plant I, 2018, acrylic and latex on MDF, 122 x 48.3 x 10.2 cm, 48 x 19 x 4 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Constructed Interior (Bedroom), 2018, acrylic and flashe on panel, 81 x 102 cm, 32 x 40 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Table I, 2018, acrylic and latex on MDF, 142.2 x 81.3 x 38 cm, 56 x 32 x 15 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Still Life IV, 2018, acrylic on paper, 45.7 x 56 cm, 18 x 22 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Still Life II, 2018, acrylic on paper, 41 x 48 cm, 16 x 19 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Still Life III, 2018, acrylic on paper, 41 x 48 cm, 16 x 19 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Virtual Characters, Domestic Landscape III, 2018, acrylic and flashe on panel, 119 x 152.5 cm, 47 x 60 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Constructed Interior (Living Room), 2018, acrylic and flashe on panel, 76.2 x 59.7 inches

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Jonathan Chapline Virtual Objects on flat surface, 2018, acrylic and flashe on panel, 89 x 119.5 cm, 35 x 47 inches