Spanning drawing, painting, film, installation, and publishing, Kelly Chorpening’s practice is not media or process specific
Course leader, BA (Hons) Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London
‘Drawing’, for her, is a conceptual realm of artistic proposal: a dimension in which illusion, materiality, and structural systems converge to develop their own self-sustained semiotic logic. Borrowing equally from the vernaculars of cartooning and architecture – as blueprints for the impossible and hyper-efficient flatpack – her works readily confuse the pictorial/mental with the real/physical, often using the liminal qualities of paper or projection as a conduit.
Since 2006, she has been the Course Leader of BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, London. She has just completed a practice-based research project entitled: ‘In- and outside- writing’ (funded by Opak, Belgium), that included a large-scale exhibition of the same name at Voorkamer in Lier, Belgium, and two publications- a limited edition artists book published by RGAP, UK, and the Opak cahier, published by ACCO, Belgium.