On Thursday, June 17, Aaron Wexler gave the final presentation ina series of four talks in which emerging artists discuss the influence and relevancy of drawing within their multifaceted practices. With diversity in both technique and approach, the artists in this series share an affinity for integrating drawing into a wide range of mediums – painting, sculpture, installation, mixed media – to critically investigate subjects of interest to them be it economics, politics, quantum physics, the human subconscious, or personal narrative. These artists’ unique forays into conceptual thinking and theoretical significance further broaden our conceptions of the field of drawing and highlight current trends and issues in contemporary art.
Aaron Wexler looks to the traditions of early Modernist collage and formal aesthetics alongside new media to create complex matrixes of acrylic and paper on panel. Swirling, nebulous accumulations of geo-shapes and patterns drawn from nature synthesize abstraction and figuration, employing imagery that is vaguely familiar yet strangely enigmatic. Wexler was born in 1974 in Philadelphia, PA. He earned an M.F.A in 1999 from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a B.F.A. in 1996 from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, London, and Milan, and has been included in numerous group exhibitions at venues including The Saatchi Gallery in London, The National Academy Museum in New York, and Apexart, New York. He lives and works in New York City.2010jun18_Aaron_Wexler