COHFA | BFA Exhibition

Title

Beloved Microcosm

Presenter Information

Logan WeiheFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Art/Studio Art

Minor

Biology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Mrs. Sarah Gutwirth; Dr. Zbynek Smetana; Mr. Dale Leys; Mr. Timothy Martin

Presentation Format

Display of Artwork

Abstract/Description

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. The paintings I produce are spontaneous interpretations of cellular bodily processes that include the illusion of movement as well as the manipulation of composition and color to create energetic worlds. I make oil paintings that speak about microscopic processes visualized through advancing scientific technologies to juxtapose the contemporary with a very traditional way of creating. Additionally, I am infatuated with the pieces that our bodies are made up of, and the gesture of painting and using my physical self to create is exciting for me. 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.

Affiliations

OTHER Affiliation

Other Affiliations

Senior Art Exhibition

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Beloved Microcosm

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. The paintings I produce are spontaneous interpretations of cellular bodily processes that include the illusion of movement as well as the manipulation of composition and color to create energetic worlds. I make oil paintings that speak about microscopic processes visualized through advancing scientific technologies to juxtapose the contemporary with a very traditional way of creating. Additionally, I am infatuated with the pieces that our bodies are made up of, and the gesture of painting and using my physical self to create is exciting for me. 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.