Chris Uphues-“Upsidaisium or The Wizard Biz”

Exhibition: September 4-26, 2021

Chris Uphues creates a world of deliriously happy imagery. His work as a street painter, designer, and artist converge around a pictorial language inspired by comic books, Japanese animation, Walt Disney, Keith Haring, and many other forms of popular culture. As the artist explains, “What is most important for me is playing within the conventions of the comic strip illustration where the simplicity of the language partly veils an underlying comment on contemporary culture.”⁠

The artist got his Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994 and has been included in many solo and group exhibitions in the Museum of Contemporary Chicago (solo), Brooklyn, New York, Los Angeles, and Hamburg.⁠

More info and images coming soon.

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