Aaron Wexler, Inverse of What's Light and What's Heavy 1 (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)

Aaron Wexler, Seasonal Stage (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
19h x 15.5w in (48.26h x 39.37w cm)

Aaron Wexler, Inverse of What's Light and What's Heavy 2 (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)

Aaron Wexler, Inverse of What's Heavy and What's Light 3 (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)

Aaron Wexler, Inverse of What's Light and What's Heavy 4 (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)

Aaron Wexler, Inverse of What's Heavy and What's Light 5 (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)

Aaron Wexler, Inverse of What's Heavy and What's Light 6 (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
11h x 8.5w in (27.94h x 21.59w cm)

Aaron Wexler, The Nerve (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
18h x 13w in (45.72h x 33.02w cm)

Emperor Tomato Katchup (2013)
Acrylic On Paper And Print Material On Panel
24h x 18w in (60.96h x 45.72w cm)

Aaron Wexler

May 2 – June 29, 2013

Artist Statement

There’s something about elements in nature that are always surprisingly abstract to me. I’m interested in shapes in nature as they relate to abstraction in painting. In my work I investigate the curious, rich area of visual potential these shapes exist in. I question how we interpret what we see in terms of abstraction whether it is by chance or intentionally looking at a work of art.

I collect distinctly different representations of abstraction of nature: prints, books, photographs and more. I make drawings and collages from these source materials. They become cut and paste blueprints from which I build my surface layers on the picture plane.

Concealing and revealing in my work is an important form of visual play. I play with the back and forth between what is print, what is paint and what is just negative space. Collage is a form of sampling but for me it’s what’s in between those samples, which is just as exciting. My selection process of shapes, images and paint is based in poetic responses on how I respond to formal elements – it is in that act that I find profound meaning.