Jake & Dinos Chapman Biography - ArtLyst
Jake Chapman was born in Cheltenham in 1966. Dinos Was born in London in 1962. The Chapman Brothers officially announced their working collaboration in November 1992 by publishing their anti-aesthetic manifesto. "We Are Artists" which was stenciled in brown paint and smeared on a wall at the ICA Gallery London.
They attended the Royal College of Art together 1988-90 and it is documented that they worked as assistants to Gilbert and George.
The artistic duo belong to the so-called Young British artists (YBA) and have been creating their radical sculptures using plastic mannequins and model making since 1993. They were shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2003.
The Charles Wollaston award in 2003 was their first major art prize. A number of the Chapman brothers'best-known works were included in the Royal Academy's controversial, Sensation exhibition.
The Chapman Brothers reference Auguste Rodin, William Blake and Nicolas Poussin. Much of their work is in bronze painted to look like plastic.