WASP - One Thing is Certain #5
One Thing is Certain #5 by WASP, 30.5" x 49" x 2", acrylic bucket paint, spray paint, clear gloss varnish, on hand built wooden pane.
For Louisville-based painter WASP, aesthetics and design are the foundational elements of his new creative work, One Thing is Certain. Reminiscent of the highly graphic visuals of mid-century modern design, WASP’s paintings showcase various types of houseplants arranged in flat, angular compositions and high-contrast color palettes.
With roots in the graffiti world, WASP marries his love of bright, eye-catching colors and graphic linework to a more minimalist aesthetic, known for subtlety and balance. The organic shapes of the houseplants are offset by angular compositions and lines, creating a satisfyingly harmonious contrast. The artist also takes pleasure in observing the plants in different stages of life, which can influence how they are portrayed in his paintings.
The work featured in One Thing is Certain marks a new “post-graffiti” period for WASP, representing an identity shift for an artist whose background and education is deeply rooted in the world of street art.