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Aaron Wilder Art SpaceMy work is the work of a new art movement: self-proclaimed as Conditionalism. This new movement has been created with various ideals, including:
1. While Conditionalism has to be, by definition, contemporary, since it is taking place now, it is a Modernist art movement. Most artists recognize Modernism as dead, mutated, or irrelevant today, but modernity is continuous and is ever-changing. My work is more stylistically and ideologically similar to pre-1950 American and non-American Modern Art than to late American Modern or Post-Modern Art.
2. Conditionalism is the embodiment of moderatism in depicting subject matter. It is my view that art too naturalistic and art too abstract skew the purpose of the work and either devalue the message or keep the message inaccessible. Therefore, instead of work being polarized, visual delivery of themes uses abstraction, expressionism, symbolism, and other methods to place Conditionalist Art in a gray area.
3. The title is the most important part of the artwork as the only lasting impression an artist can inflict upon a viewer or the public reverie at large. Again, moderatism is used here. Titles of Conditionalist work will lie in a gray area between the poles of titles that solely explain what is already seen in the work and titles that number a work of art or leave it untitled.
4. Conditionalism contends that the point of art is to speak to people visually and provoke interactions with them. Whether a piece is personal, political, social commentary, or fictional, its purpose is to have individual contact with each viewer. Therefore, the artwork may mean different things to different people and evoke diverse reactions. This is the beauty of art and cannot be controlled by critics or the artist.
5. Conditionalism does not make distinctions as to what art is or is not. Anything self-proclaimed as art is recognized as such. Nothing more, nothing less. Any art form from prints to sculpture to writing to music to architecture can be Conditionalist.
I work primarily in mixed media and acrylic paint and use color, line, and text to grab attention and provoke personal interaction with my work. Some of the more dominant themes in my artwork include international politics, popular culture, introspection, gay rights, and gender equality. I have been painting since 2002 and have shown at galleries in Phoenix, Gilbert, Tucson, Flagstaff, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Also, I launched Aaron Wilder Art Space in April 2009. It was located in Unit 2 of Holga's Artist Collective at 821 North 3rd Street in Phoenix (southeast corner of 3rd and Garfield). Sadly, I had to close the space in December 2009. Aaron Wilder Art Space will live on, it just may take me some time to find the right place at the right time. Thanks for everyone's support, it was a great nine months!
Here is my online art gallery at Chaotic Arts:
Also at Chaotic Arts, here is my series called "Le Monde" made up of mixed media sketches:
The most recent addition to Chaotic Arts is my page of Linoleum Block Prints:
Here's my art merchandise website: