Simon Chaput
Simon Chaput (b. 1952, France) is based in New York and travels extensively. Widely published in magazines and books, Simon Chaput has produced many narrative stories on Buddhism and ancient cultures that require quiet appreciation and visual perception of mood and timing.

His personal work includes a suite of images of the Stone Observatories of jay Singh in Jaipur, India and a suite of modernist views of Manhattan’s architecture. Both bodies are representative of Simon Chaput’s interest in abstraction and negative space. Their dynamic compositions exude the energy and awe of these timeless structures.
In his study of the nude, Simon Chaput’s distinctive vision of the female form takes a daring and gratifying step forward within the age-old tradition of depicting the nude.
His most recent work is a series of Waterfalls distilled to their most essential movement. As with all his work he again gives as much importance to the negative space that is essential in anchoring the work.
In 2000, Simon Chaput was a recipient of a photography grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. He has also worked with award-wining directors and producers on documentary films. He is a close associate of the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude working with them on many of their projects and exhibitions over the past twenty five years.
Simon Chaput is represented in New York by Howard Greenberg Gallery, in London by the Photographers Gallery, in Antwerp by Fifty One Fine Art Photography and in Atlanta by Jackson Fine Art.
Private and institutional collections in Australia, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, England, Mexico, Brazil, Japan and the United States feature his work.


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