Menu
The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Chadwick & Spector’s Museum Art Painted on Human Anatomy

Laura Spector and Chadwick Gray from Houston, Texas also known as Chadwick & Spector have been collaborating for the past 18 years on an incredibly ambitious project entitled Museum Anatomy of museum artwork painted on human anatomy. This project that encompases museum paintings, body art, and photography, is inspired by a unique love of art history. Their primary focus is on paintings from the 19th century including works that have been stolen. Chadwick & Spector start out by finding historical paintings in storage facilities from museums around the world. Spector paints these famous works of art onto Chadwick's body. His painted figure is immersed into a saturated black background and then documented with photography. The resulting photographs obscure much of Chadwick’s body. This technique sometimes disguises his human form and adds a contemporary twist to the age old craft of body art. See more after the jump!


Laura Spector and Chadwick Gray from Houston, Texas also known as Chadwick & Spector have been collaborating for the past 18 years on an incredibly ambitious project entitled Museum Anatomy of museum artwork painted on human anatomy. This project that encompases museum paintings, body art, and photography, is inspired by a unique love of art history. Their primary focus is on paintings from the 19th century including works that have been stolen. Chadwick & Spector start out by finding historical paintings in storage facilities from museums around the world. Spector paints these famous works of art onto Chadwick’s body. His painted figure is immersed into a saturated black background and then documented with photography. The resulting photographs obscure much of Chadwick’s body. This technique sometimes disguises his human form and adds a contemporary twist to the age old craft of body art.













Meta
Topics
Share
Facebook
Reddit
Pinterest
Email
Related Articles
Artist and animation director Joe Vaux paints what he likes. His personal work is teeming with impish demons. His cheerful hellscapes are populated with lost souls, sharp toothed monstrosities, and swarms of wrong-doers. And yet, there’s an innocence to all of this. Click to read the Hi-Fructose exclusive interview with Joe Vaux.
Vibrant and bold, Oscar Joyo’s latest body of work which was exhibited at Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles, vibrates the retina; while delving into his childhood memories childhood in Malawi and themes of Afrofuturism.
Something interesting happens when when artists like Alan and Carolynda Macdonald, who have the painting fundamentals mastered, decide to subvert expectations and perplex a viewers expectations conceptually. Click to read the Hi-Fructose exclusive interview.
The concept of the Wunderkammer, aka The Cabinet Of Curiosities has been an artistic inspiration for some time, however a new show opening in November by Ryan Matthew Cohn and Jean Labourdette takes it up a notch with an exceptional show of sculptures and paintings based thematically on the subject. Click to read the new Hi-Fructose exclusive interview.

Subscribe to the Hi-Fructose Mailing List