Chad Wys

Chad Wys is an Illinois based mixed media artist that recycles historical and classic paintings. His series ‘Nocturnes’ eliminates, removes and sometimes censures the main body of work and leaves the rest to our imagination.

“A major strand throughout much of my work, beyond the broader inquirers into what art means socially, is the notion of object: object ownership, objectification of history, objectification of people, objectification of artwork and its many mediums; etc.  I often explore/exploit the idea of objecthood: how we decorate our lives with arbitrary, as well as meaningful, things; how we objectify the ones we love and the strangers we see; how we objectify pain and death; how we objectify complex and sensitive cultural histories.” – Chad Wys