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Art brothers get taste of own medicine with Colouring Book’

PUBLISHED: 13:01 28 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:34 05 October 2010

MAVERICK artists Jake and Dinos Chapman are being given a taste of their own medicine. The brothers’ exhibition My Giant Colouring Book has travelled from its Hayward Gallery home to the Campbell Works in Stoke Newington

MAVERICK artists Jake and Dinos Chapman are being given a taste of their own medicine, writes Eleanore Robinson.

The brothers’ exhibition My Giant Colouring Book has travelled from its Hayward Gallery home to the Campbell Works in Stoke Newington.

It’s a new take on their trademark defacing of old masters like Goya and William Blake to create new territory.

This time they have branched out into dot-to-dot colouring books—but clearly not sticking within the lines.

The sibling duo have come up with surrealist interventions, improvised monstrous creatures, fantastic landscapes and macabre landscapes.

But the gallery’s five artists-in-residence are attempting to beat the Chapman brothers at their own game with Youturn, a counterpoint project.

The five, Shaun Doyle, Mally Mallinson, Harriet Murray, James Unsworth and Neil Taylor, take their places in a functioning artists’ studio in the gallery during the exhibition to come up with a completely new body of work.

It’s in direct response to Dino’s and Jake’s creations.

My Giant Colouring Book is at the Campbell Works s in Belfast-road, Stoke Newington, until September 14.

The Youturn project finishes September 28—with an auction of artwork from the project on September 12.

The exhibition is Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 6pm, entry free.


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