Deconstructionism at FLAT425 features heavily texturedcontemporary pieces created out of Chad Muska's household and artistic relics.After having repeatedly blasted the same words and images on the streets foryears, the two-dimensional aspect of graffiti art was not stimulating Muskaanymore. "No matter how many layers of spray paint you put on a brickwall, it’s always going to be flat." Out of boredom, the artist soon beganto experiment with resin-heavy textures, manipulating and distorting imagery tomake room for more intense abstractionist and expressionist gestures.
The resulting artworksincorporate traditional materials with cement, silkscreen cutouts, brokenmirror, plastic, pvc, jewelry and five years worth of shredded bills andvarious communication bits dumped on canvas and soaked in resin. “Decode the message,”Muska challenges. The exhibition consists of 18 mixed media pieces, varying insize from 36 x 48” to 48 x 96,” as well as additional installation pieces.
Muska began working on this showwhile living in New York, at a moment in his life when everything seemed to befalling apart. His fresh interpretation of deconstructionism exemplifies theebb and flow, the breaking and reconstructing, and the beautiful release thatcomes from putting all the broken pieces back together. “Maybe if I can’t do itin real life I’ll be able to do it on canvas,” he laughs.