Conner Chadderdon grew up in Orchard Park and then after high-school attended Buffalo State College. He was awarded the Fine Arts Award in 2019 and in 2020 he received the Robert C. And Marylin Wilson painting scholarship. He graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a focus on painting.
My art delves into childhood trauma that still lingers and how it responds to societal and economic demands, the pressures of the day to day, and how capitalism constantly attacks the fundamental idea of what it means to be human. I use a minimalist style of portraying black silhouetted figures to invoke this attack on individualism while representing its surroundings with rendered materialistic forms to portray a narrative taking place. Contrasting the subject in a sea of yellow as a means to never put the figure in an exact space but separating them from a time and place only allowing the viewer to see what's there in plain sight. My Art is inspired by surrealism, minimalism and abstract expressionism.
Conner Chadderdon’s work explores the ales a phenomena that sociologist Max Weber would call The Iron Casing through visual media which describes the absurd rationalization of modernity and its associated issues, economic disenfranchisement, social division, and is meant to protect the individual from the shocks of modern society, toward the individual, and the complex relationship that these two seemingly unrelated things come together to create