Wes Lang

  • , When You Are The Answer, 2021
    Acrylic on canvas
    22.9 x 30.5 cm
    9 x 12 in
  • , Pot Study, 2020
    Conté crayon on paper
    31.8 x 43.2 cm
    12 1/2 x 17 in
  • , My Mirage, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    22.9 x 30.5 cm
    9 x 12 in
  • , Turning Points, 2020
    Colored pencil and india ink on paper
    96.5 x 127 cm
    38 x 50 in
  • , A Model For All Under Heaven, 2018
    Bronze
    50.8 x 58.4 x 33 cm
    20 x 23 x 13 in
  • , In Living, 2019
    Colored pencil on paper
    55.9 x 83.8 cm
    22 x 33 in
  • , For the Good Times, 2020
    Oil on paper
    172.7 x 128.3 cm
    68 x 50 1/2 in
  • , Inherit Everything, 2019
    India ink on paper
    55.9 x 76.2 cm
    22 x 30 in
  • , Magic Dance, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, india ink, colored pencil, charcoal and collage on paper
    213.4 x 167.6 cm
    84 x 66 in
  • , Magic Dance 1, 2020
    Oil, acrylic, india ink, colored pencil, charcoal and collage
    213.4 x 167.6 cm
    84 x 66 in
  • , Munich, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , Brings Good Things, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    182.9 x 152.4 cm
    72 x 60 in
  • , Yes, The River Knows, 2019
    Acrylic and india ink on paper
    96.5 x 127 cm
    38 x 50 in
  • , A Sort Of Madness Part 2, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , One Winter, 2018
    Acrylic and oil stick on paper
    96.5 x 127 cm
    38 x 50 in
  • , Grand Gestures, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    22.9 x 30.5 cm
    9 x 12 in
  • , A Sort Of Madness Part 1, 2020
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    152.4 x 121.9 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , Blind Faith, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    22.9 x 30.5 cm
    9 x 12 in
  • , To Tell The Truth, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    22.9 x 30.5 cm
    9 x 12 in
  • , Just Me And You, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    22.9 x 30.5 cm
    9 x 12 in
  • , The Sequence, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    213.4 x 274.3 cm
    84 x 108 in
  • , We Worship The Good, 2018
    Oil on canvas
    274.3 x 426.7 cm
    108 x 168 in
  • , Lake Of Gold in, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    274.3 x 243.8 cm
    108 x 96 in
  • , Glory Be, 2020
    Oil and paper collage on canvas
    1463 x 335.3 x 10.2 cm
    576 x 132 x 4 in
  • , Something Happened To Me Yesterday, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    274.3 x 243.8 cm
    108 x 96 in
  • , To Make Use Of What Is Not, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    121.9 x 152.4 cm
    48 x 60 in
  • , The Complete Whole, 2018
    Acrylic on paper
    182,9 x 274,3 cm
    72 x 108 in

Over the last several decades, artist Wes Lang has been honing his craft involving, amongst other things , a tireless, obsessive mining of a post-pop American landscape. Born in Chatham, New Jersey in 1972, many of the artist's influences are a function of a distinct autobiographical experience with certain exceptions; the indigenous American as well as other totems of the American West, and painters and sculptors from middle of last century such as Twombly, Guston, Kline, Mitchell, Bacon dove-tailing on up to the more contemporary such as Basquiat, Kippenberger, and Mike Kelley. To date, Lang has made his mark primarily on canvas and paper -- though his practice extends to include cast bronze sculpture, collage, hotel stationary, fabric, glass and precious metals -- and is known for creating surfaces that sizzle; bombastic mélanges often brimming with elegantly rendered, still rough-around-the-edges imagery of grim reapers, Indian chiefs, fallen country music icons, sultry seductresses, long lost folk legends, dead authors, roses and other flora, birds, horses, all of which jockey for prominence within compositions sewn together and resolved by cryptic scrawls with a bittersweet vernacular resonate of Ram Dass and the Tao by way of the edge of the universe. In 2014, Lang made his institutional debut with "The Studio" @ aRoS Aarhus Museum of Art. His pieces are included in many notable international collections including MOMA and Murderme and is represented worldwide by Almine Rech. Lang currently lives and works in Los Angeles.


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