b.1984, Shoreham-by-Sea, England
Artist website: robchavasse.co.uk
Images from top: Marsh Lane Diversion, 2016, (Frieze London 2016) Diverted shipment of plasterboard; Braids, 2016 (installation view Jupiter Woods, Vienna) rerouted billed utilities (water, electricity and internet), steel cable tray; The Doldrums, film installation, Interstate Projects, New York, 2016.
Rob Chavasse is a visual artist, living and working in London. His work is often site-specific and subverts traditional notions of what an artwork constitutes. A recent example of Chavasse’s work is his installation for Frieze Focus, London, in 2016 with The Sunday Painter; Marsh Lane Diversion is a shipment of plasterboard temporarily diverted from the builders merchant to an exhibition space, with an image of a dishevelled bed printed on the sides of the stack. Chavasse’s conceptual caesuras, in the legacy of institutional critique, come with his own unique aesthetic and sense of the poetic. He is excited by the prospect of working in Spoleto, exploring new ideas in response to the spaces he encounters.
His selected solo exhibitions include: David Dale Gallery, Glasgow (2017); Holy motors, Hong Kong (2016); Jupiter Woods, Vienna (2016); Interstate Projects, New York (2016); Sunday Painter, London (2015); The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2014). Recent and upcoming group exhibitions include: Winterfeldtstr.31, Berlin (2017); Sorbus, Helsinki (2017); Emalin, Naples (2016); and Herald St, London (2016). He is represented by The Sunday Painter, London.
Chavasse’s residency is supported by The Sunday Painter and a Supporter’s Circle. If you are interested in supporting this residency and receiving a specially commissioned edition by Chavasse, please contact Guy Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org.