Wes Magyar is an extremely interesting and vibrant young artist. Also a Colorado native, Magyar comes from a successful family of painters, although his style and technique vary greatly from his father and brother’s work. Unlike the abstract painters in his family, Wes’ work is purely representational, and almost always centers on a figure.
The role of the figure in his work is very important. He asserts that his paintings are not portraits, but rather representations. He works with actors to convey a specific action or thought that he has generally preconceived. Subsequently, the models themselves are not the subjects of the work. They function as a conduit for telling the story Magyar invented.
Found at Adbusters