When I started trying to promote my own artwork online I kept coming across other people's art that amazed or compelled me in one way or another. This blog has been a way for me to practice thinking and writing about art, as well as learning more about my peers and all the incredible art that is being made out there.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Aron Wiesenfeld 3

"The Garden"  36" x 30"  2012

"Greenhouse"  33" x 30"  2012
"The Grove"  36" x32"  2012

"The Settlers"  25" x 20"  2012

"Delayed"  31" x40"  2012
Here's another favorite artist of mine that's well worth revisiting. Aron Wiesenfeld's work has always reminded me a little of Chris Van Allsburgh, but the psychological territory of his narratives skews somewhat older and a good deal darker. The whole idea of narrative art is to tell a story. Not the whole story of course. That's beyond the scope of a single static image. But as any connoisseur of film or fiction can tell you, it is often what you are not shown, and the things untold that evoke in us the most profound reactions. Aron Wiesenfeld's paintings are the merest glimpse into elaborate stories that the mind can't help but explore, to fill out and expand upon. His characters are young, most frequently girls, on the cusp of adulthood, and his themes are the themes of youth and coming of age; vulnerability and powerlessness, fear and insecurity, but also, and most importantly, wonder. What more could you want from a story?

If you like these images, do yourself a favor and take the time to look at more. I posted his work twice before in December 2009 and June 2011. And you can see much more at his recently updated website: www.aronwiesenfeld.com

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