Unique art by Chad Wys
I was born in Illinois in 1983 and I still live and play there today. Despite always having had the urge to grab a crayon or a camera, I’m something of an artistic recluse. It has taken some time for me to get used to the idea of sharing my work. As my voice has grown stronger with many things to say, I have found the prospect of sharing experiences through art quite advantageous. Incidentally, many of the conversations in my own work are about art itself. What does art mean to me? What purpose does it serve in my life and in the lives of other folks? What are the “boundaries” and what are the “limits” of the art experience?
Deconstruction is a major part of my thought process in and out of the studio. Academically, I am pursing a study of art theory and criticism and I reward myself by writing about the problems and triumphs occurring in the art universe today as well as in the past—I thoroughly enjoy taking contemporary ideas into the past and considering things in new ways. In my writing I use theoretical frameworks to negotiate a more lucid and dynamic understanding of culture and how culture interacts with the visuality that permeates there.