About Aaron Wexler

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 and architectural networks. Utilizing prints, books, photographs and hand painted paper, I make drawings and collages from these source materials. They become cut and paste blueprints from which I build my surface layers, weaving a latticework of organic and angular forms.

My work is a collage based approach to painting. It's physically constructed by layering collected print material, found photographs and hand painted paper. The painted paper is more akin to monotype printed surfaces and staining. In recent work, I've been pigment treating the surfaces of Japanese washi paper, Thai mulberry paper and Italian printmaking paper as collage material. I'm interested in the analog version of creating a sense of registration and purposeful mis-registration. The space between the two is energized by a vibrating visual distortion as a result. I work on both paper and wood panel surfaces, moving the image from table to wall to floor and back to table at times. The limitless process of collage based work is exciting to me as a truly malleable medium.

My role as an independent designer ranges from consultation on concepts and designs to fabrication and installation. Recently my work has branched out in to designing interior art/architecture as well as displays for boutiques and art exhibition spaces. As an independent designer and fabricator, I’ve been able to diversify my unique skills among such companies as Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, COACH, Reed Krakoff, Barneys New York, Tibi, Pamplemousse Design, Pantone, Kohn Architecture and AKRIS to name a few.


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