• size 18" × 22" × 1.5"
  • year 2018
  • medium Acrylic and hand-cut vinyl on raw canvas
  • framed N/A
“Most of my materials are out of the box or found. I never mix my own colors and tend to use only primaries and secondary paint colors. I’m also currently using sheets of vinyl in my work that only come in a particular range of colors. This is one of many systems I use in my work in order to create forward momentum. If I had to pick which exact color hue to use every time I make new work I’d never get anywhere, so having a factory standard that sets those parameters is preferred. ” — Chad Kouri
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About the Artist

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Known for his vibrant, abstract compositions, Chad Kouri (b. 1985) examines themes commonly associated with visual literacy - specifically how we see, read, and remember the world around us. He is influenced by minimalism, jazz, conceptual and systematic art, design, and printmaking. His most recent works are meant to prompt introspection and imagination, inspiring a slower pace in our day to day lives as a form of self care and personal grounding. Kouri is originally from a small town north of Detroit and is a co-founder of the Chicago-based art and design incubator, The Post Family.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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  • Inside the Studio
  • #UAtakeover with Chad Kouri
  • Multimedia artist Chad Kouri gives us an inside look into his practice in our seventh #UAtakeover, from collaging across continents to developing a new type of text-based art.
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  • In Good Company
  • Homepolish
  • We helped our friends at Homepolish with artwork for their Flatiron office from artists Erin Lynn Welsh, Chad Kouri, and Anna Moller.
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  • At Uprise
  • Inside our #UAQ01 mailing
  • Uprise founder Tze Chun curates a mailing for Quarterly.co featuring Uprise artist Chad Kouri and beautifully crafted objects from Public Supply.
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  • In Good Company
  • 21 West End
  • 21 West End along the Hudson River in New York is a residential oasis unlike any other.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Inside
  • Lush interiors abound at The Inside's newly renovated Tribeca loft, the Creative Compound.
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  • At Uprise
  • Tze's off-registry tips
  • Our founder, Tze Chun, lists her favorite art gift ideas so you can be "that" wedding guest - the one with the best gift.
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  • In Good Company
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • The new Lerner Children's Pavilion at Hospital for Special Surgery features all original artwork by Uprise Art. The pieces are a celebration of childhood, and offer focal points for calm contemplation.
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  • At Home
  • Tze in Brooklyn
  • Tucked away in Prospect Heights, our founder Tze Chun’s Brooklyn loft features an open floor plan, an oversized sky light, and (naturally) artwork and unique objects from Uprise artists.
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  • At Uprise
  • Holiday gift edit
  • The season of gifting is here. We’ve put together a selection of unique works for everyone on your list.
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  • Meet
  • Chad Kouri
  • Chicago-based artist Chad Kouri shares with us his views on art and accessibility and the power in appreciating the mundane.
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  • In Good Company
  • 'Downside Up' at Johnson & Johnson
  • Uprise Art curates an exhibition for the Johnson & Johnson headquarters that highlights their passion for process and community.

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