Artist Portfolio: Paul Chiappe

  Untitled , pencil on paper, 2005, 10 x 14 cm

Untitled, pencil on paper, 2005, 10 x 14 cm

Edinburgh, Scotland based artist Paul Chiappe creates meticulous, haunting drawings that borrow the visual language of photography to explore ideas of memory, reinvention, anonymity, and loss. Referencing found photographs, he executes the small-scale drawings without the aid of projections, grids or magnification. The mysterious subjects stare back at us to reveal something and nothing all at once – it is our instinct to fill in the blanks. To view more work, visit www.paulchiappe.co.uk

  Untitled 13 , pencil on paper, 2008, 1.97″ x  1.38″

Untitled 13, pencil on paper, 2008, 1.97″ x  1.38″

  Untitled 2 , pencil on paper, 2007, 1.97″ x  2.76″

Untitled 2, pencil on paper, 2007, 1.97″ x  2.76″

  Wall Drawing (detail) , pencil on wall, 2008, 0.39″ x  0.39″

Wall Drawing (detail), pencil on wall, 2008, 0.39″ x  0.39″

  Untitled 8 , pencil on paper, 2007, 1.18″ x  1.97″

Untitled 8, pencil on paper, 2007, 1.18″ x  1.97″

  Yearbook 1 , pencil on paper, 2011, dimensions variable

Yearbook 1, pencil on paper, 2011, dimensions variable

Meredith Hudson