The faces stare at us - bizarre and mesmerising. They are distorted, graceful, adorned and beautiful in their very own way. Chad Coombs made them what they are. He does not always work that way however, he also produced realistic portraits taken from real life. The Candela Project Gallery in Munich is showing his ‘Expired’ series. We like!
Chad Coombs was born in 1982 in Saskatoon, Canada. His early dealings with fine art were marked by attempts to re-educate the left-handedness and an insufficiently corrected defective vision. Yet, the photo camera enabled young Chad to accept his visual disability and turn it into something positive.
Coombs’ work attempts to shake up and unsettle the viewer in the fashion of Richard Avedon, encouraging them to feel and think. The central motifs are the problems of a globalised world. One of his biggest successes was the invitation to New York in 2008 by the David LaChapelle studio and the two-week collaboration with the photographer.
“Anyone wanna buy a Polaroid canvas? or two? or ten? Limited edition as always….,” says Chad Choombs. Yes, we do!
FYI, a catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition. Contact the gallery for more information.
Chad Coombs – Expired
Until the 3rd of June 2011
Tue – Fri, 11am – 6.30pm
Sat, 11am – 3pm
Candela Project Gallery