Jesse Wheaton, Celestial Abstractions

September 24, 2013  |  Featured, Featured Artists

Recently I connected with Jesse Wheaton, a part time Oakland resident that spends his days either interviewing musicians for Elektro Magazine, traveling the world for fun, or painting up a storm with a range of mediums, mostly aerosol,  acrylic, & oil. Jesse shared with me a collection of photos from a recent show at 1015 Folsom in SF and being the galaxy nerd that I am, I wanted to share them with my peeps.

“My pieces in this show are a representation of the connection between us and the cosmos. At our most basic level, we are atoms that once formed the cosmic matter present at stars’ deaths, a concept that is at once both romantic and violently destructive. From an aesthetic standpoint, celestial abstraction allows the beauty of paint and color to stand apart from representationalism, creating a visually complex palette. These abstractions are then placed in conversation with the aspects of humanity that I find most raw and universal to suggest our heavenly creation: sexuality, beauty, and the destructive nature of the human condition.” – Jesse Wheaton

Taylor's Constellation_JesseWheaton

Duncan's Gaze_JesseWheaton

Her Grace_JesseWheaton

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