Wes Lang


Paris

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

Press release

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. A great 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, motorcycles, 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.


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