Aaron Spangler

American, b. 1971

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Aaron Spangler

American, b. 1971

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Aaron Spangler reimagines the traditional medium and technique of woodcarving with a contemporary eye. Starting with solid blocks of basswood, Spangler carves detailed scenes and motifs into large, figurative bas-reliefs and freestanding sculptures, which he then covers in black graphite and gesso. The monochromatic surface provides an impartial yet inscrutable base from which to interpret the meaning of his enigmatic, often surrealistic scenes and figures, which often grapple with issues such as the strife and remnants of war and imperialism.

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Aaron Spangler reimagines the traditional medium and technique of woodcarving with a contemporary eye. Starting with solid blocks of basswood, Spangler carves detailed scenes and motifs into large, figurative bas-reliefs and freestanding sculptures, which he then covers in black graphite and gesso. The monochromatic surface provides an impartial yet inscrutable base from which to interpret the meaning of his enigmatic, often surrealistic scenes and figures, which often grapple with issues such as the strife and remnants of war and imperialism.

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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more