At first sight, Chad Wys’ artworks might leave you a bit conflicted and confused. But this is exactly this what I love about his fascinating pieces. Chad Wys digitally re-constructs classical portraits with contemporary elements, provoking curiosity while at the same time preserving it’s beauty (or perhaps better said, creating a new kind of beauty). In this process, perception the object is essential. “I see my role as creating a new conversation around particular objects and images. I attempt to critique a cultural understanding of visuality as well as the institution of art itself. It’s up to the viewer to decide what it means in the context of the 21st century.”
Chad Wys lives and works in Illinois and earned his Master of Arts at the Illinois State University. His works have been featured in both solo- an groups shows worldwide. Here, you can read more about Chad’s background and motivations.