Hugh Chapman, born in 1986, is a self-taught sculptor working from his studio in West Sussex.

His work focuses on the importance of beauty. During a difficult time, after a serious illness, he feels that surrounding himself in the natural world saved his life.  His appreciation of the beauty of the natural world has formed the back bone of his creative thinking and passion and are the driving force behind his bold and dynamic abstract sculpture.

Chapman, with great patience and skill, hand-forms his originals which are of a quality rarely seen in contemporary sculpture.

With a background in photography, these originals are made with a mind to how light will interact with their surface. Material is key to his process and careful consideration is given to the ultimate choice of what should be used.

Bronze and stainless steel are his staple choice of material. In particular, Chapman enjoys the historic connection the lost wax casting process of bronze - taking these ancient methods forward, working with foundries to push forward lost wax casting into cutting- edged modernity. Working hard with foundries over the years he has developed a relationship which is progressive and yields high quality castings that make up the small editions thus ensuring quality and exclusivity.

Chapman has a desire to make monumental sculpture which, working with town planners and architects, can engaging with the architectural landscape, garden designs and communities. Chapman makes a large number of macquettes with this vision in mind.

Chapmans works are enjoyed in public and private collections around the world.