Wesley Wright’s Ceramic ‘Primates’

by Andy SmithPosted on

Wesley Wright’s ceramic sculptures explore our relationship to the natural world, in both its corruption and beauty. In his “Primates” series, in specific, the artist’s talents knack for surprising details in the contours of his subjects shines. The artist, based in Northern California, works primarily in stoneware clay.

“In observing the creations of man and nature I am absorbed by the grotesque and eccentric, as well as the beautiful,” the artist says. “I delight in the alchemy of putting creatures and objects together creating systems with their own logical order. I imply a mythology that is informed by our past but is in keeping with our modern circumstances. As I live my life, I collect ideas, imagery, and objects that fascinate me.”

See more of his work below.

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