Size: 20"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Curator's Note: What may first be perceived as a pastoral suburban scene transforms into an unsettling vista in the wake of the all too recognizable form of a mushroom cloud. The piece is an eery depiction of the strange moment of quiet that transpires before the frenzy of disaster breaks.
This is my statement about life with the threat of Nuclear annihilation. In a setting befitting a bucolic, serene Grant Wood landscape, a window-less school bus drops off a child, who runs wildly indoors as a bright flash illuminates the area.
Framed in lovely Elizabeth Ashley-styled printed frame (shown here).
Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to the East Village of New York City. He was heavily influenced by the painters of the Renaissance, and 20th Century artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Cadmus, and especially MC Escher, who's print-making created a deep and lasting impression on the young artist with regard to print-making techniques. When the World Wide Web was unveiled, Jeffrey was one of the first galleries online, where he showcased the artworks he was exhibiting in the early 1990's in SOHO's art galleries. Today, Jeffrey Wiener is the publisher of TheGreatNude.tv, a web/video magazine for the Figurative Arts, with articles and videos that feature artists who are dedicated to using the nude in their art. He continues to experiment with digital art-making tools, and he exhibits his growing collection of iPad drawings regularly. Website: jeffreywiener.gallery