Almine Rech Presents New Paintings and Sculpture by Wes Lang
Oct. 20, 2020
By: Keith Estiler
Photos By: Karl Hab
Lang is currently showcasing a new body of work spanning illustrations, painting and a bronze sculpture at Almine Rech’s Paris outpost. The self-titled presentation delivers new takes on the artist’s signature motifs while referencing compositional elements from his favorite artists including Cy Twombly, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Martin Kippenberger and Mike Kelley.
“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,” said the gallery in a statement.