Hans Weigand: Working Methods

Working with large-scale multimedia collages, Hans Weigand uses a 3-step process to produce his canvases.

First, he paints a backdrop, consisting of abstract images of nocturnal or daytime “atmospheres.”

Next, on the painted backgrounds, Weigand prints large, computer-generated montages of photographic elements, primarily seascapes shot in California or the Florida Gulf Coast. Often he collages another layer of architectural or environmental details onto the scene. Sometimes, above this trashy / flashy imagery, a “ghost” surfer cuts through the debris.

The third and final step consists of painterly gestures that wash across the digital surface blurring the boundaries of the layers.

Together, Weigand's layers combine to create paintings of wild, otherworldly beauty.


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