Chad Wys’ Nocturne Series

Last year around this time we introduced you to Chad Wys‘ controversial art. Since then he produced a series entitled ” Nocturne”, that I really liked. Taking portraits from the Renaissance era he uses a process he refers to as deconstruction to “understand how culture interacts with the visuality that permeates there”. Having studying art theory and criticism has a lot of influence on the type of art he creates. “The literal destruction of an object is secondary to the overall effect created by color (dis)harmony and the overall aesthetic of the reclaimed and reinvented object/experience. I openly play with the allure of foreign and aggressive new colors and forms into otherwise familiar and traditional settings. Barriers and obstacles are thereby created between the viewer and the object through which one must negotiate an understanding of what is both present and hidden,” said Wys.