Titus Kaphar

Biography

Titus Kaphar was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He currently lives and works between New York and Connecticut, USA. His artworks interact with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums. Kaphar cuts, bends, sculpts and mixes the work of Classic and Renaissance painters, creating formal games and new tales between fiction and quotation.

 
 

Catalogues

"As is often the case in Kaphar’s work, what is unseen, unspoken, and not understood is given greater weight, emphasis, and voice than what was revealed, depicted, or captured in the original genre. Each piece in some way embodies both liminality, that place betwixt and between, and metamorphosis – whether it is from the second to third dimension, painting to sculpture, or figure to abstraction." - Stella Maria Baer
excerpt from Behind the Veil catalogue

 

 

 
 

Projects

The Vesper Project

From this verbal and pictorial dialogue emerges the story of a 19th century family who is able to “pass” as a white family in New England although their mixed heritage makes them “Negro” in the eyes of the law.

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360° Vesper Panorama

View the 360° Panoramic Virtual Tour of Titus Kaphar‘s Vesper Project at Friedman Benda Gallery in New York City. This panoramic tour was photographed by our friend Sam Rohn. An amazing piece of work we recommend you experience for yourself.


In Collaboration With Sam Rohn

Selected Press

 
 
 
 

Antwaun Sargent, The New Yorker

December 9, 2015

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

December 4, 2015

Lindsey Davis, Art21 Magazine

December 2, 2015
 

 

Bryn Hatton, Artforum

September 2015

Alanna Martinez, The Observer

January 9, 2015

Antwaun Sargent, VICE

January 15, 2015
 

 

Holland Cotter, The New York Times

January 22, 2015

TIME staff

December 10, 2014