Latest & Greatest: Chad Wys

Nubby Twiglet | Latest & Greatest: Chad Wys

My favorite artist for the past year has been Chad Wys and after having a total of 5 of his pieces decorating both my office and rooms at home, I figured it was time to dedicate a post to his work because guys, it’s on another level of cool (and if you’re curious, here’s the newest piece that’s getting hung in my office!)

I’m pretty simple when it comes to art — I know what I like when I see it. Chad’s work has an eclectic mix of color, composition and humor that feels at once steeped in history but also thoroughly modern. It’s everything I love in visual form.

Nubby Twiglet | Latest & Greatest: Chad Wys

Not to get too off-track, but I’m also obsessed with this clothing collection he collaborated on with Lulu & Co. Ugh, I want it all.

Chad has a passion for art history along with a fascination with the impressionists so it’s been a natural evolution to see his work mix this aspect with touches of graphic design and painting to create beautiful, thought-provoking outcomes. While his brighter, color blocked work is probably best known, he has done moodier, more mysterious series like Nocturne as well.

Of his art, he explains it best when he says, “At its broadest point, my work concerns the examination of visuality: of images and objects, decorations and art and how the manifestations of the reproductions of these materials come to influence our everyday experiences.”

Nubby Twiglet | Latest & Greatest: Chad Wys

Someday, I hope to be in a position to buy original pieces of work from the artists I admire but in the meantime, I’ve purchased all of Chad’s pieces from his shop on Society 6. It’s super affordable and you can get it pre-framed (because we all know what a pain it can be to find frames in the right sizes). Here’s a few shots of the ones I own. You can see all of the options currently for sale here.


All art courtesy of Chad Wys.

5 Responses to Latest & Greatest: Chad Wys

  1. Misaki Shimizu says:

    I saw the pieces throughout your Instagram or Blog posts and think the concept is so interesting.
    Your latest piece is amazing (together with the big gold plant pot and plant haha!)
    I love how your office is coming together bit by bit

    I opened the society 6 website and promptly saw a bag with a super nice design, hah, so dangerous! 😉

    • Shauna says:

      Spaces are always a work in progress and I love the art and experimentation that comes with moving things around until something clicks and they feel right. I guess graphic design is a lot like that, too. And Society 6 is a dangerous place for your wallet! I literally only go on there when I need art for a wall….otherwise the temptation is too much! 😉

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