first new work of the new year… Broken Altar, 2016, Silicone Tubing, Acrylic Rod, Contact Paper and Hardware, 36 x 72 x 7 inches.
gee, i wish i would have thought of that… Chad Wys makes that kind of art, and by that kind of art i mean the type that commands an immediate reaction. if your an artist, this response is probably one of covetous admiration or jealousy, and if your somebody who simply enjoys art, this response is probably one of covetous admiration or jealousy. (wait, what? yes). but don’t be alarmed, this is only normal when viewing works that are both aesthetically beautiful and conceptually complex, artistic creations that somehow combine and confuse our (mis) conceptions of what is high or low brow art. and Chad seems to do this only all to well (damn him), and in far too many genres (shit!) including painting, photography, print making, mixed media and collage, all of which exemplify his artistic wit and child-like creativity. (i do not have turrets i assure you…) on top of all of this, (and i really hate to break it to you), Chad Wys is an incredibly likable guy who i had the pleasure of meeting some time back over on the Behance network. if you’d like to know a bit more about him, (if only to examine his thought process and steal his ideas), i encourage you to check out an interview of his over on Serial/Optimist. and if not, no worries, i have the feeling that we will all be seeing more of him in the very near future.