Aron Wiesenfeld and fairy tales

Aron Wiesenfeld (1972), illustrator and painter.

Aron Wiesenfeld’s artwork has been the subject of eight solo exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe since 2006.  Among the many publications his work has appeared in are Hi-Fructose, Art In America, and The Huffington Post.  His work has been included in numerous museum shows, including The Long Beach Museum of Art, Bakersfield Museum of Art, and The Museum Casa Dell’Architettura in Italy.

Aron Wiesenfeld makes paintings and charcoal drawings in which he evokes a reality that is at once familiar and mysterious. These poetic and carefully composed fragments are windows into an autonomous world that continues off the edges of the canvas. They trigger stories in the imagination that can take the shape of fairy tales, or more complex forms, questioning modern-day alienation. References to art history, mythology, and pop culture converge without hierarchical order amid the cluttered remainders of manufactured landscapes, or baroque scenes of nature in glorious overgrowth. The people that populate his work embark on secret errands into veils of falling snow and twilight.

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