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DY5TOPIA: A Painting Show of Chet Zar's Dark Universe

Created by Chet Zar

DY5TOPIA: A Painting Show of Chet Zar's Dark Universe
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229 backers pledged $57,961.55 on Kickstarter

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5x7" Signed Postcard
5x7" Signed Postcard featuring one of several images from the DY5TOPIA solo show
$10.00
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DY5TOPIA Magnet
NEW DY5TOPIA Magnet, based on the frame-corner sculpture design
$15.00
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DY5TOPIA Companion Sketchbook
Signed Softcover DY5TOPIA Companion Sketchbook (featuring images from Chet Zar's original sketchb... more »
$25.00
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Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Solo Show T-Shirt
Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Solo Show t-shirt (Mens/Womens
$25.00
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Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters DVD + Mystery Insert
Signed copy of Mike Correll's documentary, "Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters" DVD + Mystery Insert
$35.00
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DY5TOPIA Field Guide
Signed DY5TOPIA Book
$50.00
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Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Frame Corner
Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Frame-Corner, hand painted & resin cast, Signed and Numbered
$50.00
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Mystery Item from Chet's Studio
Receive a Mystery Item from Chet Zar's Studio, hand picked from his collection of curiosities + P... more »
$50.00
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Sketched DY5TOPIA Field Guide
Signed and Sketched DY5TOPIA Book
$100.00
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Sketched Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar Book
Signed and Sketched Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar Book
$100.00
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Set of (4) Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Frame Corners
Set of (4) Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Frame-Corners, hand painted & resin cast, Signed and Numb... more »
$200.00
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17x22" Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Print
Signed 17x22" Limited Edition Print of a painting from the solo show; choose from "Paralyzed", "J... more »
$275.00
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Signed Chet Zar Paintbrush
Chet Zar Signed Paintbrush used to paint the DY5TOPIA Solo Show
$25.00
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5x7" Signed DY5TOPIA Frame
Signed 5x7" DY5TOPIA Frame
$150.00
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Limited Edition 13x19" "Tree of Death" Print
Limited Edition, Signed 13x19" "Tree of Death" Paper Giclee Print
$100.00
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Signed 11x14" Sketch "The Ouchie"
Signed, original 11x14" Chet Zar Sketch - retails at $450 only available for $375 through Kicksta... more »
$375.00
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Signed 11x14" Sketch "Humungous"
Signed, original 11x14" Chet Zar Sketch - retails at $450 only available for $375 through Kicksta... more »
$375.00
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6x8" "Behemoth" Oil Study
Framed 6x8" Original Chet Zar Oil Study - retails at $750 only available for $600 through Kicksta... more »
$600.00

Learn About Our Project:

Stretch DY5TOPIA - $55,555 unlocks the Monochromatic Oil Sketch
Stretch DY5TOPIA - $55,555 unlocks the Monochromatic Oil Sketch

Why Support? 

Written by: Mike Correll

Chet Zar has been transporting most of us to other dimensions for many years, often without our knowledge. If you watched The Blob back in '88, Darkman in '90, Planet of the Apes in '01, Men in Black in '02, or Hellboy II - The Golden Army in '08, then you too have been transported by Chet's artwork. Even if you missed his feature film work you may have seen his many contributions to Tool music videos, including but not limited to Schism and Parabola. Many more go unmentioned, and so it is likely Chet has been taking you to other dimensions for many years! Now is your chance to be transported to Chet's very own dark universe: DY5TOPIA! 

What You Are Supporting...

For the past five months Chet Zar and I have been creating a Field Guide for his dark universe. This process has required a deep investigation into the only evidence of DY5TOPIA that we possess - Chet's paintings. The information we have gathered has since been organized and and is currently being refined for publication. Throughout this process Chet has similarly embarked upon a personal journey, using his paint to flesh out the many dark corners of DY5TOPIA. 

Dy5topia studies (click to see larger images)
Dy5topia studies (click to see larger images)

 

When & Where?

On October 15th, 2016 many of these new paintings will be unveiled at Copro Gallery for his annual solo show, and we would like to transport you to DY5TOPIA! The walls of Copro Gallery will be transformed into DY5TOPIA, smokestacks will be erected, Chet Zar will be scoring the event soundtrack, props will be installed and special character appearances of Chet Zar's "Black Magick" and "Interloper" are scheduled! Everyone attending will be invited to dress as their favorite Chet Zar monster, or any monstrous being of choice. Placards will also be placed throughout the gallery, with excerpts from DY5TOPIA: A Field Guide to the Dark Universe of Chet Zar, guiding you through the experience!    

What Supporters Receive...

This Kickstarter is offering original paintings from Chet's solo show at Copro Gallery, October 15th, 2016. Not only will you be able to get your hands on smaller items like the DY5TOPIA book, companion book, Chet Zar: I Like to Paint Monsters DVD, 5x7" custom DY5TOPIA frames, and full sized DY5TOPIA frame-corner sculptures, but you will also have the opportunity to purchase custom framed paintings that will be featured in the solo show! Choose your favorite images, from Interlopers to Black Magick, landscapes to smokestacks, and so much more. This is your opportunity to get an original Chet Zar painting (before they are gone), and contribute to the success of the solo show, all in one! 

Reward Notes...

(images will be updated throughout the campaign as progress is made)

NEW 6x8" Oil Studies

"DY5TOPIAN Landscape 1" (Oil Study) - 6x8"
"DY5TOPIAN Landscape 1" (Oil Study) - 6x8"
"DY5TOPIAN Landscape 2" (Oil Study) - 6x8"
"DY5TOPIAN Landscape 2" (Oil Study) - 6x8"

NEW 11x14" SKETCHES!

"Ouchie" - 11x14" - Signed Sketch
"Ouchie" - 11x14" - Signed Sketch
 
"Shock and Awe" - 11x14" - Signed Sketch
"Shock and Awe" - 11x14" - Signed Sketch

 

"Humungous" - 11x14" - Signed Sketch
"Humungous" - 11x14" - Signed Sketch

NEW 8x10" Oil Study!!!

"The Blackmobile" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil Study - 8x10"
"The Blackmobile" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil Study - 8x10"

 

"Paralyzed" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 24x36"
"Paralyzed" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 24x36"

 

"Stalker" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 24x36"
"Stalker" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 24x36"

 

"White Noise" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"White Noise" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"Gunpoint" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"Gunpoint" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"Scissor Bot" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"Scissor Bot" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"The Meeting" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 24x36"
"The Meeting" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 24x36"

 

"Junkie" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"Junkie" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"The Proposal" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"The Proposal" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"DY5TOPIA" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24
"DY5TOPIA" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24

 

"Monitoring" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"Monitoring" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"Drone" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"Drone" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"One Eyed Jack 2" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"
"One Eyed Jack 2" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 18x24"

 

"Tree of Death" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 12x16"
"Tree of Death" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 12x16"

 

"Smoker" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 12x16"
"Smoker" (WORK IN PROGRESS) - Oil on Canvas - 12x16"

 

Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Frame-Corner Sculpture
Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Frame-Corner Sculpture

 

Gas Mask: Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Solo Show t-shirt (Mens)
Gas Mask: Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Solo Show t-shirt (Mens)

 

Gas Mask: Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Solo Show t-shirt (Womens)
Gas Mask: Limited Edition DY5TOPIA Solo Show t-shirt (Womens)