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It’s always nice when a young artist transforms something old into something new. It shows they are looking at something other than peers and the latest releases for inspiration. Such is the case of Chad Wys‘s beautifully done American Tapestry series.
“Appropriated and original digital and mixed media images inspired by American history,” the collection was produced with a blend of modern mediums, mainly digital photography and manipulation. All our favorite museum goodies—oil paintings, vases, busts—are given a fresh treatment, in the form of meltdowns, pixelations, and yes, graffiti.
“Deconstruction is a major part of my thought process in and out of the studio,” states the Illinois-based artist. “My artwork is also, at its core, an experimentation in composition, color, and form. Through a variety of mixed media I have chosen as my inspiration a color palette that is at times complimentary and at other times purposefully contradictory, or seemingly destructive.”
May 23 13 @ 5:27 PMØDD Spring Sale
May 24 13 @ 5:40 PMYacht at Shea Stadium
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival