Wesley Haack

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This is art for a world that makes you sick. When you are brought close to Death and immersed in pain, when you collapse from Injustice and your eyes are held too far open, that is when this art will speak to you. It will erase rigid binaries by building soft forms from hard lines, deconstruct power by conveying beauty through brutality and refuse fear by refusing to hide. This art rejects colonial definitions and structures of gender, love, power and fear. It embraces bodies in all their shame and celebrates the presence of Death in nature and all things.This is art that does not ignore reality; it seeks to change it.

Me

I am a transgender artist, activist and real life human being! I have lived all around California since being born in the small desert town of Bishop, and now I live in a community of artists in the queer mecca of Oakland. I am primarily a self-taught artist with a B.S. in Biology from Fresno State, where I also received some technical training in taxidermy and printmaking. In addition to these mediums, I also paint, write and create installations.

Me+Art

My queerness has a strong influence on my art and I often draw inspiration from the resilience and beauty of my community. I also find inspiration in the secrets I unearth when I take things apart and put them back together. Most often, these little muses hide in the visceral process of taxidermy, but I also find them when figure drawing and writing. In all things I do, I find the most inspiration when I stand still and watch the world get bigger around me as I learn to pay attention.

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A Pile of Snakes (Black)

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A Pile of Snakes (Doubleprint)

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