Location: France

Christophe Heymann was born in Fort-Lamy (Chad) the 4th of August 1956. Four years later, confronted with the first violent waves of independance, the family went back to France. Wrenched from his native soil, the artist will always have an unquenched and mysterious attraction to his roots. This memory of a premature departure from his birthplace has always remained a source of inspiration

Uprooted, the child is displaced between eastern and southern France. Nowhere a complete outsider, nowhere completely at home, he’s started to develop a love of escapism. As a kid, he was travelling through the world of comics. Adult, he’s travelling around the real world, immersing himself then leaving with a mind full of rich memories which he lays down on the canvas.

Since 2005, CHAP is based near Montpellier, in Clermont L’Hérault, in the South of France.



CHAP Paintings

Acrylic and oil paintings on canvas

Bad Boy “Bad Boy”

Acrylic on canvas 130 x 97 cm

Fatale “Fatale”

Acrylic on canvas 73 x 60 cm

Brain Stroming “Brain Stroming”

Acrylic on canvas 100 x 74 cm

Lost “Lost”

Acrylic on canvas 130 x 97 cm

JC Hero “JC Hero”

Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm

Casse “Casse”

Acrylic on canvas 91 x 74 cm

Gold Skull “Gold Skull”

Acrylic on canvas 73 x 60 cm

The Duke “The Duke”

Acrylic on canvas 100 x 81 cm