Playing the eccentric persona of Chad Bentley, New Hampshire based artist Miles Warner has created a platform to uniquely critique contemporary art culture. Warner’s fabricated character, Chad Bentley, is a celebrity living an unattainable lifestyle. With unmatched fame and success, and an undeniable social appeal, everyone either wants to be him or be with him.
Through this character, Warner has established a platform to examine current American values. In the artist’s own words, he describes this work as using “…this facade to critique both the upper echelon and those who ceaselessly perpetuate the illusion of the new American Dream.”