If we got a penny (very anglophile of us, considering we use euros) everytime we hear that someone is “reinventing the classics”, we would get to be very rich. Unfortunately, we’re more of the red-number and loose coins in the wallet type; hearing that an artist is renewing the old is daily bread.
We must admit, though, that Chad Wys a whole different ballgame. A new kind of bread. This Visual Culture graduate from Illinois changes Contemporary Art references building colourful little Frankenstein’s monsters. Wys is apparently obsessed with meaning; talking about Dadaism and Conceptual Art, he creates reinterpretations as classic as modern they are, using bright painting, nails and busts. Shape, functionality, repetition and exclusivity have different significance in his work. Besides his art, we have to highlight the collaboration he’s done with English fashion brand Lulu&Co. People like Chad Wys make us gladly hear repetitive descriptions.