Aaron Wexler

6 Mar 2008 – 1 Apr 2008

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London, United Kingdom


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Aaron Wexler's inter-connecting surfaces operate within a complex matrix of acrylic and paper collage on panel and paper. The mat acrylic surfaces of his works are gently incised and peeled away to reveal intertwining imagery of figuration and abstraction. Wound together, the pictures float in and out of focus and illusory space whilst simultaneously denoting the flatness of their plane and materiality. All at once his work synthesizes a physical and pictorial space. Wexler often uses the sense of a dreamscape as a way of annexing the language of abstraction and employs subtle opposites (guns and flowers, plant life and geometry) as a way of paraphrasing the language of the subconscious.

Whilst visually dextrous, Wexler?s art is also inescapably material and object-like. The method of construction is precise, structured and disciplined. The collage technique is nuanced and layered, vaguely elusive and strangely reductive. Layers are built up but are done so in order to subtract from the overall image and create voids in the landscape of the imagery. Other areas use graphic injections of colour to define positive and negative outlined shapes, pushing elements of figuration and abstraction forwards and backwards. Whilst, in a sense, adopting a traditional ?cut and paste? approach to collage, Wexler?s work also carries a seamlessness equally redolent of digitised media.


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