Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I returned to painting during a hiatus from residency in 2015. I had always wanted to combine the creative training of my past with the past decade of being shaped into a physician through a holistically taxing, and sometimes destructive, training process.
My paintings are a blend of plaster work and acrylic painting.
Initially the themes of my art focused on the challenge of preserving an idealism while existing in a daily world of trauma and suffering in the hospital - a metaphor for the larger struggle we all experience, dealing with the real challenges of loving others, in all of their beauty and imperfections.
Currently, I work with ideas of overstimulation, growth, and our attempts to organize the chaotic natural world. Living in San Francisco I've delved into the history of the Mission School painters and drawn on their aesthetics while maintaing much of the technique and textural components of my prior works.
More information at www.matthewwetschler.com
Dr. Matthew Wetschler lives and works in San Francisco. He is currently an Emergency Medicine resident at Stanford University. His holds a duel bachelors in Philosophy and Fine Art with a focus on painting. He completed his medical degree and Masters of Public Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel HIll.