Paintings by Chad Wys seen at The Blackstone, Autograph Collection, Chicago - Brutalized Gainsborough

Brutalized Gainsborough

Chad Wys’ signature collages juxtapose the old with the new. The woman in this piece may be dressed in period style clothing, but the addition of the brush marks immediately makes it a contemporary work. The big, gold, sculptural frame continues to play on this theme of contrast.

This piece, “Brutalized Gainsborough," can be seen on the 11th floor of The Blackstone hotel in Chicago. Although the hotel tried to commission a piece from the local artist, Wys said he couldn’t make any art in the new political climate. For that reason, this is one of the few works in the hotel that is a poster rather than an original piece of art. Art curation by NINE dot ARTS.