LeRone Wilson


LeRone Wilson (1968) is a sculptor and painter living and working in New York. His primary medium is encaustic, the oldest form of painting, used by the ancient Egyptians to fuse hieroglyphics. His sculpted encaustic paintings explore the complexities of the historical and cultural inferences of spirituality, history and identity.

His work represents a medley of different textures that stimulate the senses, making the art not just a thing of beauty to be admired from a distance, but something we can feel connected to through the expression of touch.  It’s a way of revealing an image without actually being able to control it, letting it come about itself.

The work varies in shapes with 1 to 4 inches of wax built up on the surface.  Their elegant abstract details invoke minimalist historical references that are surprisingly compelling.  The results are unrecognizable surfaces that encourage kind of curiosity as to their function as paintings.

Minimalism can be defined as the perfection that an artifact achieves when it is no longer possible to improve it by subtraction.  This is the quality LeRone wants to achieve with the texture of the encaustic. Every component, every detail and every function has been reduced or condensed to the essential.  The simplicity of his work explores the possibility of working creatively without disrupting the purity of the material.

A finalist for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and winner of Best in Show for the Carroll Harris Sims Award, his works have also appeared in live auctions and shows at Phillips DePury and reside in the Museum of Biblical Art in New York and the African American Museum in Dallas.

LeRone Wilson是一位在纽约生活和工作的雕塑家和画家。他的主要媒介是古代的,最古老的绘画形式,古代埃及人用它来融合象形文字。他雕刻的绘画作品探索了灵性,历史和身份的历史和文化推论的复杂性。 他的作品代表了一种不同质感的混合物,刺激感官,使艺术不仅仅是一种美丽的东西,从远处欣赏,而是我们可以通过触摸的表达感受到的东西。这是一种揭示图像的方式,而不是实际上能够控制它,让它自己出现。 这项工作的形状各异,表面积累了1到4英寸的蜡。他们优雅的抽象细节引用极简主义的历史参考,令人惊讶的引人注目。结果是无法识别的表面,鼓励人们对它们作为绘画的功能产生好奇心。 极简主义可以定义为当不再可能通过减法来改善伪影时人工制造的完美。这是LeRone希望通过encaustic纹理实现的品质。每个组件,每个细节和每个功能都已经减少或浓缩为必不可少的。他工作的简单性探索了创造性地工作的可能性,而不会破坏材料的纯度。 作为Louis Comfort Tiffany奖的入围者和Carroll Harris Sims奖的最佳展示奖获得者,他的作品也出现在Phillips DePury和博物馆展览的现场拍卖和展览中,包括纽约的圣经艺术博物馆和达拉斯的非洲裔美国人博物馆。



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