Climbable Sandwich #2

oil, acrylic, wood and screws on canvas, 2012

Chad Cunha’s artwork explores methods of yielding agency to the viewer by defying expectations of a passive audience, and presenting a platform for playful engagement. His interest lies not solely in the objects that he creates, but further, in the potential experiences that they stage. He thrives from the challenge of facilitating encounters that captivate varied tastes, as his work reaches wider audiences.

These interactive paintings serve both as two-dimensional works and as climbable sculptures, lending permission to touch, step on and climb on the canvas. The body becomes activated and the engagement with these works unveils itself as new and adventurous, while allowing the abstract paintings to be enjoyed as handmade images. The viewer is an actor in this experience, and elements such as the marks of his or her shoe become welcomed contributions to the piece.

Chad Cunha was born in 1985 in south Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from New World School of the Arts. He currently lives and works in New York.

Climbable Sandwich #3

oil, acrylic, wood and screws on canvas, 2012

Chad Cunha’s artwork explores methods of yielding agency to the viewer by defying expectations of a passive audience, and presenting a platform for playful engagement. His interest lies not solely in the objects that he creates, but further, in the potential experiences that they stage. He thrives from the challenge of facilitating encounters that captivate varied tastes, as his work reaches wider audiences.

These interactive paintings serve both as two-dimensional works and as climbable sculptures, lending permission to touch, step on and climb on the canvas. The body becomes activated and the engagement with these works unveils itself as new and adventurous, while allowing the abstract paintings to be enjoyed as handmade images. The viewer is an actor in this experience, and elements such as the marks of his or her shoe become welcomed contributions to the piece.

Chad Cunha was born in 1985 in south Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from New World School of the Arts. He currently lives and works in New York.

14.7 PSI

acrylic on canvas, 2012

Chad Cunha’s artwork explores methods of yielding agency to the viewer by defying expectations of a passive audience, and presenting a platform for playful engagement. His interest lies not solely in the objects that he creates, but further, in the potential experiences that they stage. He thrives from the challenge of facilitating encounters that captivate varied tastes, as his work reaches wider audiences.

This painting’s energetic marks inform its method: layering paint directly on the canvas in one sitting. The intention of the quick formalist approach to this piece is to allow the viewer to imagine painting the piece. Very little time is needed and there are no hidden tricks and no color mixing formulas; just intuitive marks without a right or wrong.

Chad Cunha was born in 1985 in south Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from New World School of the Arts. He currently lives and works in New York

Bienvenido #1

wood, acrylic, canvas, wall 2012

Chad Cunha’s artwork explores methods of yielding agency to the viewer by defying expectations of a passive audience, and presenting a platform for playful engagement. His interest lies not solely in the objects that he creates, but further, in the potential experiences that they stage. He thrives from the challenge of facilitating encounters that captivate varied tastes, as his work reaches wider audiences.

The hand painted QR code adjusts as the viewer steps around it, allowing the viewer to control how the piece is being seen. The code can be scanned with a smart phone QR code reader app and will give a hyperlink for visitors to take home as a souvenir from Miami.

Chad Cunha was born in 1985 in south Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from New World School of the Arts. He currently lives and works in New York.

Bienvenido #2

wood, acrylic, canvas, wall 2012

Chad Cunha’s artwork explores methods of yielding agency to the viewer by defying expectations of a passive audience, and presenting a platform for playful engagement. His interest lies not solely in the objects that he creates, but further, in the potential experiences that they stage. He thrives from the challenge of facilitating encounters that captivate varied tastes, as his work reaches wider audiences.

The hand painted QR code adjusts as the viewer steps around it, allowing the viewer to control how the piece is being seen. The code can be scanned with a smart phone QR code reader app and will give a hyperlink for visitors to take home as a souvenir from Miami.

Chad Cunha was born in 1985 in south Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from New World School of the Arts. He currently lives and works in New York.

Bienvenido #3

wood, acrylic, canvas, wall 2012

Chad Cunha’s artwork explores methods of yielding agency to the viewer by defying expectations of a passive audience, and presenting a platform for playful engagement. His interest lies not solely in the objects that he creates, but further, in the potential experiences that they stage. He thrives from the challenge of facilitating encounters that captivate varied tastes, as his work reaches wider audiences.

The hand painted QR code adjusts as the viewer steps around it, allowing the viewer to control how the piece is being seen. The code can be scanned with a smart phone QR code reader app and will give a hyperlink for visitors to take home as a souvenir from Miami.

Chad Cunha was born in 1985 in south Florida. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from New World School of the Arts. He currently lives and works in New York.

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