CASEY WELDON

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POST POP SURREALISM BY CASEY WELDON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Casey Weldon (previously featured here) is an American illustrator and fine artist known for his brightly-colored surrealist paintings of multi-eyed cats and mystical women. He uses melancholy and humor in conjunction with the iconography of modern pop culture, leading his critics to designate his style as “post-pop surrealism.”

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MYSTICAL WOMEN BY CASEY WELDON

by Ariadna Zierold

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Seattle-based artist Casey Weldon is best known for his use of melancholy and humor in conjunction with the iconography of modern pop culture.

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Weldon intentionally disorients the viewing experience by juxtaposing a subject that is impulsively attractive yet eerily disturbing. With this subtle manipulation the viewer finds themselves drawn towards these subjects, yet can’t quite focus on them, as a result of the eye fatigue experienced by countless hours on the internet, often fueled by the mindless addictive nature of social media.

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