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Logan Weihe's Artwork

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Academic Level at Time of Creation

Senior

Date of Creation

Fall 12-6-2016

Document Type

Book

Artist Statement

My work is non-objective and abstracted as it references the human form and also invents new forms, combining the matured physicality of the human body and our beginnings (smaller pieces i.e. cells, atoms). I am interested in the seemingly endless problems that the human body can solve as well as working towards understanding its limitations both physically and mentally. The intersection of contrary ideas and the forcing of harmony between them fuels my creative process. The idea of opposites becoming one entity both formally and conceptually is rich for me, as I want to explore those points of friction and resolution.

My current work involves a process of arriving at a general concept about the body that peaks my curiosity and then working intuitively with the paint to explore this idea. As I create, I am continuously learning more about the specific scientific process that I choose to inspire each piece. I am also learning more about using color, composition and scale to connect with the viewer. Jenny Saville’s grotesque depiction of the human form and the visceral quality of her work coincides with my interest in undesirable reality and experimenting with the size and weight of my marks. Lee Bontecou’s work inspires mine in the way she creates cellular like organic forms, often dealing with space that becomes a sort of vacuum. Additionally, Frantisek Kupka’s non-objective work combines the energy and building up of shapes to create forms that I strive to achieve in my painting.

From the sheer number of processes that occur each second within us to the fleshy quality of our bodies, my attraction to the human form comes from my search for the power or force that created our bodies in all of their complexity, whether it be God, chemistry, chance, or something that is not meant to be explained. I strive for my audience to be fascinated with themselves and to see their own body as something remarkable, in its intricacy and flawless execution of thousands of processes.

Advisor/Mentor

Sarah Gutwirth, Dale Leys, Mike Martin, Zbynek Smetana

Description

My work focuses on my fascination with the human body and my need to explore the complex world inside of each of us. I use cellular imagery and my own abstract interpretation to conjure up fantasy spaces that mimic the thousands of process that keep us alive daily. I mainly focus on oil painting but I also often draw using chalk pastel and prismacolor pencils. Images 1-10 are drawings using those materials and include both an organic/amoebic element combined with harsh geometric shapes. I think this pairing creates an interesting tension in my drawings as well as describes both the visceral and mechanical aspects of the body. Images 11-20 are oil painting that work to describe general bodily functions using color. composition and movement.

Photo Credit

Photo Credit, Logan Weihe, 2016

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

LWeihe Drawing1.jpg (637 kB)
Conduits, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor 9”x9” 2016

LWeihe Drawing2.jpg (642 kB)
Pertaining to who?, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor 8”x10” 2016

LWeihe Drawing3.jpg (963 kB)
Pseudostratified, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor, Graphite Size 2016

LWeihe Drawing4.jpg (759 kB)
How to Scrutinize, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor 20”x22” 2016

LWeihe Drawing5.jpg (882 kB)
Intersection of Clones, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor 5”x9” 2016

LWeihe Drawing6.jpg (792 kB)
Going and Ongoing, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor 22”x24” 2016

LWeihe Drawing7.jpg (815 kB)
Cohere, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor 14”x16” 2016

LWeihe Drawing8.jpg (615 kB)
The Nook of a Niche, Chalk Pastel, Prismacolor 14”x14” 2016

LWeihe Drawing9.jpg (653 kB)
Untitled Prismacolor, Collage 10”x17” 2016

LWeihe Drawing10.jpg (488 kB)
Our Terrain, Prismacolor 8”x10” 2016

LWeihe Painting11.jpg (790 kB)
Inevitable Dispersion, Oil on Canvas 3’x5’ 2016

LWeihe Painting12.jpg (723 kB)
Unveiling Pursuit, Oil on Canvas 2’x5’ 2016

LWeihe Painting13.jpg (960 kB)
Habitual but Free, Oil on Canvas 4’x4’ 2016

LWeihe Painting14.jpg (745 kB)
Inaction Forever, Oil on Canvas 4’x4’ 2016

LWeihe Painting15.jpg (826 kB)
Chancy, Oil on Canvas 3’x4’ 2016

LWeihe Painting16.jpg (881 kB)
First Encounter, Oil on Canvas 4’x4’ 2016

LWeihe Painting17.jpg (1195 kB)
Unsound, Oil on Canvas 4’x4’ 2016

LWeihe Painting18.jpg (607 kB)
Momentarily and Artist, Oil on Canvas 6”x12” 2016

LWeihe Painting19.jpg (654 kB)
Furtherance, Oil on Canvas 1’x1’ 2016

LWeihe Painting20.jpg (379 kB)
Where Am I?, Oil on Canvas 5”x8” 2016

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