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2014-111

2,800.00

Ron Weil (2014)

paper size- 29.5 x 22 in., framed dimensions- 34 x 26 in.

charcoal on paper, framed in black wood frame

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Ron Weil (2014)

paper size- 29.5 x 22 in., framed dimensions- 34 x 26 in.

charcoal on paper, framed in black wood frame

see more by this artist +

more artworks available in gallery. contact us to schedule an appointment / request images.

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Weil has been drawing since childhood, and his creative impulses have frequently caused his career plans to jump the track. While studying economics in grad school at Berkeley he took a year off to devote himself exclusively to black-and-white photography (he’s always trying to figure out where his love of gray came from). He experimented with double exposure and printing techniques like solarization. After finishing school he spent a few years using silkscreen to make political posters (some of these got favorable notice in Mother Jones). “Art kept popping up like a mushroom in the woods,” he says.

In 2011, after the death of his wife, he dropped other pursuits and gave his full attention to art. His first effort was an enormous drawing on paper, a phantasmagoria expressing his feelings at the time. He created pieces that made use of the materials of his wife’s sickroom. He took up pastels again, as he had often done in the past; but as had also happened before, he found himself lured away from color by the challenge of monochrome—gray, black, and white. 

"The objective of my art is to create shapes, spaces, and textures that have the look and feel of unmediated natural forms." –Ron Weil