Wes Lang (b. 1972, USA) submerges himself in his subject matter, akin to the nature of Walt Whitman’s “Song Of Myself” (1855), he paints from a personal perspective, but for a common understanding. He re-contextualizes Americana from a very personal viewpoint, with references to Native Americans, biker culture, country and folk music, bumper sticker quotes, pinup girls and living and dead American artists. He reminds us of the greatness of life and encourages us to live it now, though it might be in the shadow of death.
His work is included the collections of MOMA, NY, USA, The National Gallery Of Denmark and Deste Foundation, Greece, amongst others. His work can currently be seen in the exhibition Con Amore, The Leif Djurhuus Collection, at The Museum Of Modern Art, Aarhus, Denmark. Earlier this year Wes Lang concluded a series of hotel stationary drawings, in the exhibition “Sitting On A Rain-bow” at The Hotel Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, USA.
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