Aron Namenwirth, untitled 33 (Bin Laden) 2006-07 acrylic on panel 60 x 48 x 2 inches
Artist and artMovingProjects gallery owner Aron Namenwirth appears in our masthead this week, representing some of the more political work to grace our front page. Chosing political figures and current issues to reproduce in the form of medium to large scale, Namenwirth uses small sized jpgs as a visual reference point. The paintings are perfectly executed; each color beautifully working with the next and the images, materialize and dematerialize relative to the viewers position. In some sense, Namenwirth literalizes what might be an imagined physical relationship between the user and a jpg, in another the paintings simply rearticulate digital representations of political figures and issues.
Aron Namenwirth is a painter, media artist, curator, and co-director of artMovingProjects which he founded in 1995. Aron was born in Ipswich Mass. He received his M.F.A. in Painting in 1987 from Yale. He works and lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aron‘s work is involved in Contemporary American Politics, War and Consumerist Culture. He recently showed at Momentaart, vertexList. and Galapagos. Namenwirth’s Animations have been screened at Diva in Miami. He has written and curated for Zing Magazine. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Time Out, Italian Vogue, and Broadcast on PBS and CNN.