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London Community Artists Online Art Show & Sale

December 1 - 15, 2020

Xavier Wehrli

My artistic process consists of researching philosophical ideas which intrigue me, and then representing these abstract concepts through visual symbolism. My art aims to provoke an uncomfortable sense of connection within its viewers through subconscious association. I am most captivated by complex organic forms and gnarled textures, and use a variety of artistic disciplines (such as illustration, painting, and film) to explore these interests.

The “Pipe Dream” painting received a Judges Choice Award in our September show.  Here is Marcia Pensa’s comments on this work:

This work is impressive for the concept of space and depth achieved by the construction of some rather complicated and intricate pieces of pipes and devices whose purpose is not clear. It s like we are seeing the image bulge out at us like a fish-eye viewpoint.  The surreal  (dreamlike – great title!) nature of this work is pleasing and the eye is directed to follow the pipes and wires with no real centre of interest because of the repetition of similar connected forms.  In fact, the negative space seems just as carefully crafted as the positive.  As a digital work, it speaks not only to the skill with this medium but far more to the idea in the mind of the artist.  Love the soft colours, another contrast to the very industrial forms of the pipes and in keeping with the idea of dream in which one can become lost. I am reminded of Escher. Nice!

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Pipe Dream

17×14
Digital drawing, printed on bristol
$45 (signed print)

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Designer

20×16
Acrylic, pastelle, graphite, and newsprint on canvas
$125

Xavier Wehrli

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Raging Ambiguity

22×22
Acrylic on canvas
$225

Xavier Wehrli

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Aphakia

13.5×12
Acrylic on canvas
$100