• Black Oracle, 2011
    Resin, fiberglass and steel
    96 x 96 x 48 inches

  • Studies in Solitude, Cloud 1, 2011
    Archival inkjet print
    25 x 60 inches
    Edition of ten

  • Studies in Solitude, Cloud 2, 2011
    Archival inkjet print
    48 x 96 inches
    Edition of five

  • Lattice, 2012
    Graphite on archival polyester film, mounted to wood panel
    16 x 12 inches


Every society accumulates contradictions amidst their ideals. Dietrich Wegner employs those contradictions, situating opposites together in sculpture, painting and photography that feed on the friction between two conflicting ideas. When an image stands in limbo, between associations, it occupies a flexible place in our mind. Wegner creates images that are safe and unsettling, abject and beautiful. Some of his work shows us how a mushroom cloud can resemble a tree house, an anus a vortex, a suicide bomber a vulnerable human being, all in an effort to explore our varied states of contentment and security.

Born in Adelaide, Australia, in 1978, Dietrich Wegner soon moved to Egypt for his early childhood, and then Houston. His parent’s work always settled his family in a culture radically different from his own, instilling an interest in that which is different and unknown. Wegner received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his MFA from Ohio State University. Recent exhibitions include the Leopold Art Museum in Vienna, De Meerse in the Netherlands, and the Bellevue Art Museum in Seattle. His work has appeared in Sculpture Magazine, Art Papers, Art Ltd, and Eikon International Magazine of Photography and New Media. The artist currently works and lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

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