New Mexico-based multimedia artist Chad Person creates beautifully crafted, ironic indictments of society’s most dangerous flaws.
In TaxCut, Person shreds US currency and fashions meticulous collage-based renderings of military weaponry. Along the way, he tallies the money “spent” and deducts it from his taxes — and thus from the defense budget. Recess, meanwhile, documents the construction and concealment of a post-apocalypse shelter under his home; his upcoming show, Surviving the End of Your World at LA’s Mark Moore Gallery, includes a streaming video of a live performance at the remote location.
Click through below for a gallery of Person’s works.