Chris Diers also known as Codo originally from Omaha, first began working on art in 1994 shortly before moving to Chicago, had no prior training in art and is completely self taught. He started out innocently enough with a children’s spiral splatter paint kit. The problem however was the inks that came with it did not produce the same images as what was on the box cover. Not one to give up he came at it with more industrial paints and out came images more like the box and on a trek he went. Over the years the repertoire has moved on to the more serious sides of photography, painting, collage and street art. Now he produces collages that combine painting, photography and anything else he can get in the computer both digitally and non digitally trying to find commonalities in objects, items and cultures that are distant and foreign from one another and yet can all the sudden blend together harmoniously. His photo’s have graced book covers for Northwestern University and Notre Dame have been featured in the Chicago Reader weekly, Chicago Public Radio, Gapers Block, Mun2, Wired Science and numerous other places. He has been a featured artist in several gallery’s over the years including solo shows and recently has produced 3 self published books of his photography, painting and collages.