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Wes Aderhold is an artist living and working in New York City. He is self-taught and blends abstraction, figuration, and cubism. He is inspired by the ubiquitous difficulties of life and the underpinnings of being human.
Wes paints disjointed works, as if looking through a broken kaleidoscope that reveals things in their true distortion. He brings a contemporary approach to modern cubism, teasing out turmoil and acceptance. Eyes, ears, feet, breasts, and food labels are chopped up then reassembled, rendered in architectural forms. Across this body of work, there is a tight pallet: salmon pinks, turquoise, gold, navy, taupe, and large masses of black and white. There is a sense of nostalgia in this pallet, something sort of familiar and disquieting. Through his use of the familiar, he invites the viewer in easily; it is through the composition of these familiar pieces that the tension arises.