Learn more about Aron Wiesenfeld in this cool interview.
I wish I wasn’t an artist.
Because if I wasn’t an artist, I would probably make way more money, and would love to spend that cash on Aron’s art.
I’m a total fan.
Of course the artworks are more than impressive on a technical level, but it doesn’t even matter because of the emotional feeling that this artist manage to infuse in every piece.
But we are not here to talk about me.
Let’s listen to what the master has to say.
More about the US artist Aron Wiesenfeld.
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
My name is Aron Wiesenfeld. I’m an artist, and I work mostly in oil paint and charcoal.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?
I do a lot of large scale paintings and drawings, usually with one central figure. The relationship between the figure and their environment is important, and the relationship between the figure and the viewer is also important.
PLEASE SHARE WITH US YOUR WORKING PROCESS
My inspiration is usually based on something I had an emotional reaction to. The initial idea isn’t even an “idea”, more like an instantaneous flash from something I saw, or read. I usually don’t know the reason why it struck me, only that it hit something down deep. Then I sketch the idea, and mess around with it to try to distill that strong feeling that I had. The subsequent decisions during the process of painting are likewise trying to get closer to that feeling, and to express it. When the painting is finished, I like to think about the stories that could be behind it, and what it’s world is like outside the edges.
HOW DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?
Anything I see could be the spark for the next painting, like something in a movie, a person I saw while driving, or a sentence in a magazine.
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I go through phases of loving certain artists. Right now I’m really excited about these small paintings that Goya did of bandits in caves. The is a lot of suggestion of violence, but the details are obscured by the darkness, leaving the worst of it up to the viewer’s imagination. I find it absolutely intoxicating when an artist leaves that opening for the viewer to participate in the telling of the story. Goya did that so well in his later, more personal work. Generally I find I’m very drawn to scenes of twilight and the mystery of near nighttime, by artists like Whistler, Millet and many others.
ANY LAST WORD?
The paintings are made totally for myself, but hope others will feel something like what I felt while making them.