Chad Kouri's Simplistic Shape Paintings Celebrate a Marriage of Color

By: Jana Pijak - Jun 19, 2014
References: chadkouri & lanciatrendvisions
American artist Chad Kouri creates layered volume masterpieces that celebrate a marriage of vibrant hues. He creates his pieces by layering paper cut-outs together to create his vivid compositions.

The Chicago-based artist "is not only involved in conceptual and minimal art but also pursues ethnography, typography, design, jazz and the gray areas between these fields with the same enthusiasm."

Chad Kouri's abstract series creates simplistic collages from cutouts of colored paper. These pieces are layered atop one another to create visually vivid compositions atop a white canvas.

When crafting his unique pieces, the artist timed himself with each composition, rejecting a classic notion that suggests art should take a long time to create. The result is an engaging series that evokes feelings of optimism and joy.