Via Castagnetti, Pianello Val Tidone (PC)
Chris Wiley has a studio in Brookly with Lucas Blalock. They are friends but their working methods are diametrically opposed, producing results that are, nonetheless, surprisingly similar in terms of colour and style, whose spirit reveals the contemporary nature of the work. Wiley does not submit the subject to any modification. He does not shape or cut or reassemble. He does not use photoshop. He isolates a detail of a painted fence, of a wall made of wooden planks, of a tyre or a chunk of cement, marble or stone and he rips out its soul applying a typically metaphysical procedure. He transforms the objects, transfiguring their use and features, and he houses them in a different dimension. He doesn’t do runs or editions. Each photo is a unique piece and the frames are part of the work as they are created to enhance harmoniously, or by way of contrast, the “psychological” qualities of the inanimate element portrayed.
Courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York.