DEATH HEAD DEVOTION. Artist, Chris Heaphy

CHRIS HEAPHY

Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand

Chris is particularly interested in the “inevitable change or slippage of meaning of the symbol.” (Artist’s statement, Frieze Art Fair, London, 2007)

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Drawing from an artillery of motifs both conventional and invented Chris constructs signs within signs that piece together indicators of his own identity. Fundamentally his practice engages with the notion that the relationship between sign and signifier, like that of culture and identity, is fluid, ambiguous and in a constant state of flux

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