The Haunting Art of Aron Weisenfeld

Aron Weisenfeld is a Washington D.C. born, Santa Cruz, CA raised artist whose deep control of composition, mood and light often evokes other masters such as Edward Hopper, although Weisenfeld uses color and shadows to create a darker, more somber feeling. Much of his work concerns young people persevering in the face of peril and uncertainty, a perennial theme of children’s literature. His subjects — usually girls — have a palpable energy and power, but are placed in situations that emphasize their vulnerability. Fiercely determined, they face adversity head-on, despite their obvious lack of preparation. But the “young girls in peril” themes in his work prompts a question: Compelling or creepy? If some of his work leaves you puzzled, Weisenfeld explains: “I think it is necessary to leave unanswered questions in a painting … if it is not fully knowable, the truth it holds changes over time and the painting becomes like a living thing.”

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About Stephen Kelly Creative

Hi, I'm Stephen Kelly, a writer, editor, photographer and graphic designer living in beautiful San Francisco, CA, USA. Amongst the things I love are writing, photography, movies, music, fitness, travel, Batman, all things Australian, food and fun, all of which I hope to reflect in this here blog. Welcome aboard ... now let's get busy!
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18 Responses to The Haunting Art of Aron Weisenfeld

  1. nonoymanga says:

    Man amazing arts, wonderful photojournalism!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  2. drewpan says:

    Vulnerability? I find this stuff exceedingly creepy! Probably because I have a deep-set fear of creepy little girls.

  3. Hey Drew … oh, definitely creepy, but I also find something very compelling about them. I think Snow As A Girl, The Night and The Wedding Party are outstanding.

  4. Madhu says:

    What medium is it? That gossamer veil on the girls face is incredible! Even more so if it is oil on canvas!

  5. fgassette says:

    I find these compelling with questions on how the children did when faced with their challenges. Thought provoking images.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  6. fiztrainer says:

    This is amazing. Had to reblog this. 😀

  7. Wow! His work is really beautiful and a little disturbing and dark. I love it though!

  8. fiztrainer says:

    Reblogged this on Serendipity and commented:
    Saw this post on Stephen Kelly Creative’s Blog and wanted to share. Pretty impressive works. ENJOY!!

  9. Amy says:

    I like the the composition of the girl who was picking up a flower, the sky, the car…, but am not sure what her facial expression was about…

  10. Really special! Thanks for sharing, i love it!

    • Hi Ioanna … excellent! I’m glad you had such a positive response to Mr. Weisenfeld’s work, as did a lot of people. It’s my pleasure to share such interesting work.
      As a side note, I feature a different artist every Thursday, so check it out!
      (Oh, and thanks for dropping by!)

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